Former Vice President Joe Biden’s executive assistant, Kathy Chung, has agreed to testify before Congress about her handling of classified documents during her time with the Obama administration.
The House Oversight Committee will question Chung, who joined Biden’s staff in 2012 and stayed through the end of the administration.
The investigation began when Biden’s personal attorneys discovered documents with classified markings in November 2022 at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
The House Oversight Committee believes that Chung’s proximity to Biden and her role in handling his personal matters could have given her access to classified material he maintained after leaving the White House, as well as the Biden family’s business dealings. Chairman James Comer has written to Chung stating that evidence shows that she had keycard access to the Penn Biden Center.
Additional classified documents were discovered at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, during the investigation. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as a special counsel to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents in January. The investigation began approximately three months after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago and seized classified documents.
In a related development, former Vice President Mike Pence informed Congress in January that he found documents with classified markings at his home in Carmel, Indiana. The investigation into Biden’s handling of classified documents is ongoing.