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Biden’s Archives Pick Avoids GOP Showdown Over Trump FBI Search

  • Senate Republicans largely give nominee a pass during hearing
  • Shogan would be the first woman to lead the National Archives
Colleen Shogan

Colleen Shogan

Photographer: Mariam Zuhaib/AP

The Senate confirmation hearing for President Joe Biden’s pick to lead the National Archives was a mostly perfunctory event Wednesday despite the agency’s lengthy public battle to retrieve classified documents from former President Donald Trump. 

Senate Republicans who had hinted at a potentially rocky hearing for Colleen Shogan largely took a pass on grilling the nominee about the agency’s involvement preceding the August FBI search of Trump’s Florida estate that turned up boxes of classified documents, including ones with the US government’s highest top-secret rating.