‘Gang of Eight’ Congress Leaders to Be Briefed on Classified Documents

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Multiple reports suggest that on Tuesday, top Intelligence committee members and Congressional leaders will be briefed about the classified documents discovered at the residences of President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence.

Representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence are set to provide a bipartisan briefing to congressional leaders and top Intelligence committee members.

This comes in response to a bipartisan effort from members of Congress to secure access to the classified documents found at the homes of President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence, as reported by Breitbart News.

Special counsels have been appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the documents found at the residences of both Trump and Biden. However, despite over a dozen classified documents being discovered at Pence’s home, no special counsel has been appointed for him.

The briefing will include the “Gang of Eight” and congressmen including House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY), Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner (D-VA), Senate Intelligence Committee Vice-Chairman Marco Rubio (R-FL), House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner (R-OH), and House Intelligence Committee ranking member Jim Himes (D-CT), Breitbart News reported.

The congressmen are anticipated to receive information on the DOJ’s procedures for giving access to classified documents, according to the Washington Examiner, despite the fact that they are not expected to learn anything more about the contents of the discovered documents.

The Senate Judiciary Committee will receive a briefing on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST, one day prior to Attorney General Merrick Garland’s scheduled testimony before the committee.

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