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NARA releases another FOIA batch on the Joe Biden documents investigation

New internal NARA communications show that 9 boxes of documents were retrieved from a Boston law firm representing the President.

Published: November 13, 2023 4:59pm

On Monday, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) released a third batch of documents responsive to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests related to President Biden’s classified documents investigation.

In the redacted emails communications in the FOIA batch, NARA officials discussed the operation to transfer documents from a Boston law office representing President Biden. The Daily Signal previously reported that one day before the midterm elections on Nov. 8, 2022, NARA officials were negotiating with Biden’s attorneys at the Boston office of Hemenway & Barnes LLP.

“Please call me at your earliest convenience. On Wednesday, I will be asking you to send two staff to retrieve and then secure some materials from a law firm. This needs to be done with the utmost professionalism and discretion. More when we can discuss,” National Archives Chief Operating Officer William Bosanko told a redacted NARA employee on Nov. 8.

NARA arranged for the documents being stored at the law firm to be transported to the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston, which had the secure facilities to store potentially classified documents. NARA employees were tasked with brining a contractor vehicle to collect the boxes from the law office for transport.

The following day, a redacted NARA employee notified Bosanko that the documents had been retrieved. “Enroute [sic] to Library. 9 boxes picked up,” the email reads.

Just the News previously reported that Joe Biden and his lawyers became aware of the President’s own classified documents problem in March of 2021, a year before his legal team told Congress that they had discovered documents at the University of Pennsylvania Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. Biden’s legal team even dispatched White House employees to catalogue the documents.

Just the News also reported that Biden’s White House facilitated the FBI’s access to former President Trump’s records before Biden’s own documents issues were made public. The FBI raided Trump’s palatial Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and retrieved boxes of documents after if facilitated the investigation.

On Monday, House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer, R-Ky., subpoenaed former White House Counsel Dana Remus over the White House’s stonewalling of the classified documents investigation by the committee. The White House refused to provide requested documents and allow White House employees to participate in interviews. Remus was involved in coordinating the retrieval of Biden’s documents from the Penn Biden Center in the spring of 2022.

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