Why would senators not be given access to the Biden and Trump classified documents?

Blistering criticism this week from Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee — that the administration is “stonewalling” their efforts to review classified materials — has highlighted a new question in the documents cases related to Joe Biden and Donald Trump:

Why aren’t the senators being given access to the sensitive materials, and how does that process normally work?

In the last six months, federal authorities have taken possession of classified documents at both Biden and Trump’s homes and said the men retained the records after they left office (in Biden’s case, from his time as a vice president and senator).

The Department of Justice has since appointed special counsels to investigate both matters.

“There’s no reason why Congress cannot review these documents in a secure, classified setting so we can make an assessment about what damage it may have caused to national security,” Arkansas Republican Tom Cotton, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Wednesday after a two-hour briefing with Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines.

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Article URL : https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/senators-access-biden-trump-classified-documents/story?id=96703432

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