Mar-A-Lago Raid Helps To Doom Biden Archives Pick

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - SEPTEMBER 14: In this aerial view, former U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen on September 14, 2022 in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump's legal team is currently negotiating with the Justice Department regarding the selection of a Special Master to review documents, some marked Top Secret, seized when the FBI searched the compound. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday failed to advance President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).
  • The confirmation process would not normally engender such controversy, though an ongoing legal battle involving former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents has led Republicans to scrutinize NARA to a greater degree than usual.

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