Congressional ‘Gang of 8’ gains access to Trump, Biden and Pence documents
The bipartisan group of top lawmakers has begun receiving access to the classified documents found at the homes or private offices of Trump, Biden and Pence after the three men left office.
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April 11, 2023, 6:58 AM MST
By Ryan Nobles, Frank Thorp V and Rose Horowitch
Congressional leaders known as the Gang of Eight have begun receiving access to classified documents found in the possession of former President Donald Trump, President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence after they left office, a source familiar with the matter said.
Law enforcement officials found documents with classified markings at the homes or private offices of all three men, and the handling of the documents is under federal investigation. The House and Senate intelligence committees had been seeking access to the material.
The Justice Department had previously rejected the committees’ requests to turn over the documents, saying they were part of an active investigation. But the lawmakers had expressed frustration at what they described as the DOJ’s sparse briefings on the matter. In a statement released after a briefing in February, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., and Vice Chairman Marco Rubio, R-Fla., said it “left much to be desired.”