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Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas wants the FBI to search Hunter Biden's homes – after classified documents were discovered inside President Biden's Wilmington residence where documents indicate Hunter kept a home office.
Cruz, who has already called for a search of the thousands of boxes of Biden papers donated to the University of Delaware, pointed to a Hunter Biden email that purports to show a level of expertise in Ukraine and claimed it raised the 'inference' that the president's son may have had 'direct access' to classified info.
The former presidential candidate referenced the same Hunter Biden 2014 email to his former business partner that showed fluency with internal politics of Ukraine that Wisconsin GOP Sen. Ron Johnson flagged as 'suspicious.'
'I also believe it is critical for the FBI to search Hunter Biden's homes, home and office residences to make sure there are no classified documents there, given all the evidence that's piling up. We need to ascertain who's had access to what and when,' Cruz said.
Cruz said there was no chance of classified material inside his own home, following the discovery of such material at Trump's home of Mar-a-Lago, Biden's home and office, and former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana home.
'I have been in the Senate 10 years. I can state to a metaphysical certainty there are no classified documents at my home. How do I know that? Because I have read classified documents in only one place. It is in the SCIF, which is a secure location in the basement of the Capitol,' he said.
That comes after reports that notebooks from Biden's time as vice president were among items seized by the FBI during its search – which the White House has stressed came at Biden's invitation.
'It seems he [Biden] leaves classified documents wherever he goes,' said Cruz said in an interview with Fox News 'Sunday Futures' host Maria Bartirono.
'And we also know that Hunter Biden at times was -- declared his residence to be those very same places... We need to ascertain who's had access to what and when,' he added.
Cruz made reference to a briefing by Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines with Senate Intelligence Committee members, who are demanding information on the contents of classified materials uncovered at Biden's house. Cruz sits on the Senate Foreign Affairs committee.
'Essentially, the administration said, go jump in a lake. We're not going to tell you anything,' he said. 'And that is thoroughly unacceptable. Look, there's a range of classified documents. I have read a lot of classified documents. Some are just general geopolitical observations. The consequences of that are not terribly significant.'
Cruz's call to expand the search comes after it was revealed Hunter Biden appeared to have been using his father's Delaware home as an office, with classified documents stored within the walls.
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