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President Joe Biden’s classified documents scandal is giving new meaning to an old political phrase.
“Follow the money” has been a storyline of American political scandal going back at least as far as Richard Nixon’s Watergate a half-century ago.
Now, in a letter on Wednesday, the Republican chairman of the House Oversight Committee wants to follow the fundraising for the think tank where the Biden documents were first found.
In the strongly worded message, Kentucky Rep. James Comer demanded University of Pennsylvania President Mary Elizabeth Magill turn over documents “related to foreign influence at UPenn and the Penn Biden Center.”
The letter set a deadline of Feb. 1 for Magill to respond.
The Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement opened in Washington in February 2018, more than a year after Biden left the vice presidency at the end of the second Obama administration. It’s also where the first tranche of classified documents was found in early November — documents that had no business being outside of the government’s possession for a single day, much less five years.
As Comer’s letter noted, the Oversight Committee is particularly interested in donations to establish the Penn Biden Center.
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