Democrats try to shift blame for classified documents away from Biden and say GOP claims are racist
Republicans have expressed concerns for months that Democrats would try to shift blame for the classified documents scandal away from Biden to Chung.
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House Oversight committee Democrats are attempting to shift the blame away from President Biden and his family for the classified documents found in his home and office while also saying statements on the matter by committee GOP Chairman James Comer regarding former Biden aide Kathy Chung are "xenophobic" and "racist."
Committee Democrats released the 16-page memo Wednesday to show "the extent to which Committee Republicans have lied about Ms. Chung, including the purpose of her position in the White House," said Maryland Rep. Jamie Raskin, the panel's top Democrat.
The documents were discovered earlier this year and are from the Obama administration, under which Chung served and Biden was vice president.
The memo includes excerpts from a transcribed interview that Comer, a Kentucky Republican, held with Chung last month. It also states that Comer "made absurd statements misrepresenting" Chung's position in the Obama administration, in which Biden was the vice president, and he "amplified baseless, xenophobic, and racist conspiracy theories" about Chung on the news while "incorrectly" claiming that she provided "startling" information during the interview.
The memo also states Chung testified that no one from the Biden family was involved in packing nor did they instruct her on what to pack.
"Chung also confirmed that she did not review or study the materials she unpacked from the boxes she had originally packed at the end of the Obama-Biden Administration," the memo also states.
She later unpacked and repacked some of Biden's materials in 2020 and 2022, the memo states.
However, while the memo appears to try to take away the blame from Biden and Chung, it doesn't say who was responsible.
Republicans have expressed concerns for months that Democrats would try to shift blame for the classified documents scandal away from Biden to Chung, The New York Post reported.
Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.
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