Kobach asks federal authorities conduct thorough, transparent investigation for the sake of the American people
TOPEKA – (January 19, 2023) - Kansas Attorney General Kris Kobach has issued an open letter to the U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland asking that the Department of Justice conduct a thorough, independent, and transparent investigation into President Biden’s mishandling and storage of confidential records.
“It has become clear, since the discovery of President Biden’s illegally stored records, that President Biden’s apparent disregard for the rule of law extends beyond unconstitutional executive orders and agency actions. The President appears to believe that the rules do not apply to him,” Kobach writes in the open letter. “Our nation expects the sitting President of the United States to approach with delicacy and discretion his obligation to protect the most important government secrets.”
Appointing a special counsel to investigate is an important first step, but questions remain about the Department of Justice’s actions since the initial discovery of classified materials stored in unsecure civilian locations. The Kansas Attorney General requests that the White House immediately cease meddling in the investigation and asks that the DOJ provide a timeline and explanation that clarifies additional steps the office has taken in the investigation.
Kobach’s letter includes a list of unanswered questions about how the DOJ handled the initial discovery, including whether the president can confirm that all of the confidential documents he took to his private residence in 2016 have been recovered.
“Please take these steps swiftly and assure the American people that the Department will no longer allow President Biden or his representatives to interfere with the investigation of his own potentially criminal actions,” the letter concludes.
A copy of the letter to Garland is available at https://bit.ly/3kgaSfW.