White House tells House Republicans investigating Biden documents that it will cooperate with 'legitimate oversight'

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden's White House lawyer said in a new letter that his team is reviewing recent requests from a GOP committee chair related to the congressional

investigation into Biden's handling of classified documents and signaled they plan to cooperate to an extent. In a letter sent Monday to House Oversight Committee Chairman

James Comer, R-Ky., and obtained by NBC News, White House counsel Stuart F. Delery said that since Biden's personal attorneys found government records at the Penn Biden Center,

the White House has "fully cooperated" with the National Archives and Department of Justice to ensure documents with classified markings were provided to the appropriate

authorities. "We are reviewing your recent letters with the goal of seeking to accommodate legitimate oversight interests within the Committee’s jurisdiction while also

respecting the separation of powers and the constitutional and statutory obligations of the Executive Branch generally and the White House in particular," Delery wrote.

Delery, however, suggested that there will be a limit to what the White House is willing to share with Congress. "As I’m sure you are aware, these considerations include

the critical need to protect the integrity and independence of law enforcement investigations," he said. "The Biden Administration takes seriously the security and

protection of government records, particularly classified information," the letter said. "We look forward to engaging in good faith with you and your staff regarding your

requests. To that end, White House staff will reach out to Committee staff to arrange a time to discuss this matter."