Sen. Ted Cruz is requesting that authorities review President Joe Biden’s Senate papers at the University of Delaware. This request comes in light of the Justice Department’s investigation into classified documents at Biden’s think tank in Washington D.C and his Delaware residence.
Cruz was questioned about this topic on his podcast on Monday by co-host Ben Ferguson, who asked Cruz about the reasons behind Democrats’ criticism of Biden’s management of classified documents.
JUST IN: Ted Cruz calls on authorities to search through Biden papers at University of Delaware.
I'm sure the FBI will get right to it!
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Cruz 10 minutes into his episode said “The next step in this scandal is going to be, okay, if Biden’s Senate documents include classified documents outside of classified settings — which is illegal — how many more classified documents are illegally in his Senate papers?”
“And here’s where this matters in particular, which is the University of Delaware has more than 1850 boxes of records from Joe Biden’s Senate tenure which he gave to the University of Delaware.’ Cruz goes on to say “Now the University of Delaware presumably does not have them in a SCIF. It does not have them in a secure location.”
“Ben, I am right now calling for the Department of Justice, for the FBI to examine all 1850 boxes of those Senate records to see how many additional classified documents are in those records. The answer should be none. But given Biden’s pattern, we should have zero reason [to] have any confidence that there are not multiple classified documents within those 1850 boxes of Senate records.”
Biden donated his Senate papers from 1973-2009 to the University of Delaware. However, the university will not release these documents until two years after Biden has retired from public service, according to its website. The papers came under scrutiny during the 2020 presidential campaign when former Senate staffer Tara Reade accused Biden of sexual assault and claimed that the documents contain evidence supporting her accusation.
In 2020, Judicial Watch and the Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) filed a Delaware Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to obtain the documents after the university denied their requests for access to the papers. Judicial Watch and the DCNF have also filed an appellate brief with the Delaware Supreme Court to overturn a lower court’s decision blocking the release of the records.