Shortly after it was made public that Joe Biden was embroiled in a classified document scandal, that the Department of Justice seemed to handled quite differently than they had with former President Donald Trump; U.S. House Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, announced he was launching an investigation into the Biden classified document scandal.

“We are conducting oversight of the Justice Department’s actions with respect to former Vice President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, including the apparently unauthorized possession of classified material at a Washington, D.C., private office and in the garage of his Wilmington, Delaware, residence,” Jordan wrote in a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

“On January 12, 2023, you appointed Robert Hur as Special Counsel to investigate these matters. The circumstances of this appointment raise fundamental oversight questions that the Committee routinely examines. We expect your complete cooperation with our inquiry.”

Jordan has received a letter from the Office of the Assistant Attorney General in response to his letter.

This letter (which was obtained by Politico) from the DOJ signaled they were unable to share information with the Judiciary Committee as it is an ongoing investigation.

House Judiciary GOP tweet in response to the letter:

“Why’s DOJ scared to cooperate with our investigations?”

Jordan also tweeted, focusing on the White House:

“Why can’t the White House just be honest with us about Joe Biden’s classified documents and the border crisis?”

The letter from the DOJ cites “longstanding policy and practice” in honoring the request from the House Judiciary Committee adding, “requests must be weighed against the department’s interests in protecting the integrity of its work.”

The letter makes it sound as if the DOJ is afraid of some leaks. Last year a draft opinion was leaked from the Supreme Court in the case that overturned Roe vs. Wade. This week it was announced the Supreme Court had not been able to attain who the leaker was.

It may appear to some that The DOJ is more concerned with leaks in regards to the current president more so than they were with leaks regarding investigations into former President Trump.

The sentiment of the letter brings to mind the press conferences of late in which White House Press Secretary KJP has talked in circles, directing journalists to ask the DOJ and White House counsel for answers. It seems that the DOJ is as willing as the White House to discuss the matter.