(PresidentialHill.com)- In early November, the National Archives and Records Administration retrieved a total of nine boxes of boxes of documents from the Boston law office of President Biden’s former personal attorney, according to a March 7 letter to Republican Senators Ron Johnson and Chuck Grassley from acting archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall.
In late February, Senators Johnson and Grassley requested information from the National Archives on what it knew about the documents that were moved from the Penn Biden Center in Washington to attorney Pat Moore’s Boston law office on November 3, 2022, one day after Biden’s attorney notified the Archives that approximately ten documents with classified markings were discovered in the president’s former office at the Center.
In her response last week, Wall revealed that the National Archives was informed in October that Biden’s attorneys were reviewing materials kept at the Penn Biden Center. On November 3, the National Archives was informed that the boxes has been transferred to Moores’s office. According to Wall, at the request of the Justice Department, National Archives staff picked up nine boxes from Moore’s Boston office on November 9.
In their letter, Grassley and Johnson had also asked if any of the documents found in Moore’s Boston office included the “pseudonyms and email addresses” used by then-Vice President Biden. In her answer, Wall noted that the National Archives has not as yet reviewed the documents contained in the nine boxes retrieved.
Pat Moore was one of the president’s legal team responsible for handling the documents from Biden’s time as vice president that were stored both at the Penn Biden Center and the president’s Wilmington, Delaware home. But in mid-January, Moore began working in the office of the Massachusetts Attorney General and long longer represented Joe Biden, according to CBS News.
Last Tuesday, House Oversight Committee chair James Comer sent a letter to White House chief of staff Jeff Zients demanding to know if anyone in the Biden administration prevented the National Archives from releasing a public statement about the discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center.
In an interview with the Oversight Committee counsel in January, National Archives general counsel Gary Stern revealed that after CBS News broke the initial report in January about the classified records found at the Penn Biden Center, the National Archives had prepared a public statement. But the statement was never released because someone outside of the National Archives blocked it.