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Congressional investigators looking into the business dealings of Hunter Biden are reportedly facing obstacles from the Secret Service. This as three years of records requested from the organization are simply missing, according to their director.
According to the Washington Examiner, Republican Senators Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson made the request to the agency last month. Their request spanned the length of the Obama administration. But out of the January 2009 to 2017 records: 2010, 2011, and 2013 are missing.
The pair of Republican Senators noted that the agency made “inappropriate reactions” on Freedom of Information Act grounds that shouldn’t be applied to members of Congress.
Fast forward to a mid-February response letter. The Secret Service says they can’t find the records.
“In consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, on June 11, 2021, the Secret Service provided documents responsive to your request in accordance with law, longstanding Executive Branch practice, and Department-wide standards,” James Murray, Director of the Secret Service, said in part.
“In October 2020, the Secret Service worked extensively with your committees, and agreed to search parameters provided by your offices to identify communications regarding Mr. Biden’s travel. These search parameters did not yield communications for the years 2010, 2011, or 2013.”
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