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

Department of Justice via AP
Congressional leaders and top Intelligence committee members on Tuesday will receive a briefing about the classified documents found at the homes of President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple reports. There has been a bipartisan effort from members of Congress to secure these briefings with representatives from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed special counsels to look into the documents found at the homes of Trump and Biden but not for Pence although more than a dozen documents marked classified were found in his home.  
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland attends a press conference at the U.S. Department of Justice on on October 24, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
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). Although the congressmen are not expected to learn more about the documents found, they will learn more about the DOJ’s process to provide lawmakers access to the classified documents, the Washington Examiner reported. The meeting is set to take place on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. EST, just one day before Garland is set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It is unclear whether the congressmen can share any unclassified information after the briefing, CBS News reported. Jordan Dixon-Hamilton is a reporter for Breitbart News. Write to him at jdixonhamilton@breitbart.com or follow him on Twitter.


  1. Whenever Democrats and RINOS are involved, nothing good ever comes of any of these hearings! These are all corrupt unconstitutional haters of Truth and of the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights!!!!!!

  2. The public should know how these documents pertain to each of these gentlemen.

    Granted the two vice presidents had no authority to have such material, period!

  3. They were ready to jail Trump, (as usual) who had every right to have these documents….but watch what happens to these people…..maybe a hand slap? Nothing more? To me, it is the Archives that need to be under scrutiny. It is up to them to keep track of these docs and know where they are at all times…..asking to have them back by a certain period of time – for Presidents, that is. The others should be questioned as to HOW they even have them in their possession and did they steal them? How did they get past the Archives? The people working there should know what is acceptable for them to have and what isn’t. Maybe someone needs to lose their job?


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