Slow revelation of confidential information discovered in many locations in the presence of Vice President Joe Biden is causing a crisis. Formerly excusing the Democratic president’s acts, liberal media outlets now demand information on the topic. The narrative began with the discovery of records from Biden’s time as vice president in the president’s former office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.
According to CBS:
The approximately 10 documents marked classified and discovered at the Penn Biden Center included top-secret material, according to a federal law enforcement official familiar with the investigation. Top secret is the highest of the three basic levels of classification: confidential, secret, and top secret. A leak of top secret information could cause “exceptionally grave damage.”
This week, confidential documents were discovered in Biden’s garage alongside his Corvette. Biden attempted to dismiss the findings, stating that the garage was obviously locked because it housed his expensive Corvette. According to Newsweek, the President stated, “It’s not as though they were sitting in the street.”
This remark was made after Peter Doocy of Fox News addressed the president directly about the safekeeping of the papers. “Confidential paperwork beside your Corvette? What were your thoughts? Doocy questioned Biden.
Biden responded, “I’m going to get the chance to speak on all of this, God willing it’ll be soon, but I said earlier this week – and by the way my Corvetter is in a locked garage. It’s not like it’s sitting our in the street.”
Twitter exploded with mockery of the incident. One pundit and radio presenter commented, “Joe Biden takes classified documents so seriously, guys, that he keeps them by his Corvette in the garage. I’m sold. Nothing says this really matters to me like keeping it in the garage, the universal place where Amereicans put things they aren’t willing to keep in the house.”
Remember, this is the same government that ordered the FBI to raid former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, and collect papers destined for Trump’s presidential museum that the 45th president claimed he declassified before leaving office. A president in office has the authority to declassify sensitive materials, while a vice president in office does not.
Merrick Garland, the attorney general, had no choice but to appoint a special counsel to investigate the incident. Garland has nominated Rober Hur as this counsel.
But there’s more. It appears that everyone close to the president is willing to be clean regarding secret materials stored in personal places near the president.
Joe Biden’s confidential papers crisis exploded today, when a third batch was discovered at the Democrat president’s mansion in Wilmington, Delaware, according to Slay News. On Saturday, Biden’s attorneys acknowledged that White House employees have uncovered five additional secret documents at the president’s house. Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, disclosed that the third batch of secret materials was discovered at Biden’s residence on Thursday evening.
This brings the total number of classified documents found in his residence to six. Sauber stated that when Biden’s personal attorneys discovered one secret document at Biden’s residence on Wednesday, they ceased their investigation because they lacked the necessary security clearances.
“Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the president’s personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department,” Sauber said. “While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages. “The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them,” he said.
According to CNN:
While the White House said it will cooperate with the special counsel, the fact is that it is developing a credibility gap on this issue.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
Biden’s lawyers found classified documents in Biden’s office in November and in his home in December. But when the administration first publicly addressed the findings this month, they didn’t mention the documents found in the home. “Not only did this make it look like Biden had something to hide, it set up the kind of drip, drip of disclosures guaranteed to supercharge a Washington scandal,” CNN’s Stephen Collinson wrote Friday. CONTINUE READING…