When the FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, and seized secret government records, conservatives and MAGA fans erupted in his defense. As is the prerogative of a sitting president, Trump promptly complied and claimed publicly that he had declassified the records before leaving the Oval Office.
But now that Joe Biden has been discovered in possession of confidential information from the Obama White House era, when he was vice president, the left is not running to his defense. Not only are the records likely related to Biden’s son Hunter and Joe and Hunter Biden’s questionable foreign business transactions, but Biden as vice president lacked the authority to declassify them, leaving them secret.
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‘The Guardian’ is one of the most far-left publications on the internet, and even they are saying Donald Trump is the “big winner” of Biden’s classified document scandal. This is a surprise considering the countless hit pieces that the Guardian has launched against Trump over the last 7 years. “The discovery of government secrets at two locations associated with Joe Biden appears to have produced one big political winner: Donald Trump,” wrote columnist David Smith. “Another special counsel is already examining the ex-president’s retention of top secret papers at Mar-a-Lago, his Florida estate, and club. Although the situations are very different, the nuances and subtleties are likely to be lost in the court of public opinion,” he continued.
Smith then quoted Larry Sabato, writing:
“This may be pure sloppiness on Biden’s part or the Biden team’s part but it doesn’t matter,” said Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia. “In the public mind, now they will say, ‘Well, a pox on both your houses. You’re both guilty. Shame on you both.’ It’s over.”
The issue could become a continuing political headache for Biden, Sabato added. “It’s just a real distraction. It was totally unnecessary. Every White House makes mistakes and this is a big one they made.”
Smith continues by stating that, despite the fact that the two situations are “different,” the political narrative against Trump becomes more difficult to establish in the minds of voters. They said that it makes it “harder” to establish accusations against Trump.
Jay Town, who served as US attorney in the northern district of Alabama during the Trump administration, told the Associated Press: “I don’t think that it impacts Trump’s legal calculus at all, but it certainly does impact the political narrative going forward. To the extent that the political narrative is a consideration, it does make it harder to bring charges against former President Trump as it relates to the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago.”
The FOURTH cache of sensitive documents was discovered on Saturday, following a slow-drip media effort that appears designed to force the increasingly unpopular Biden out of office before to 2024.
“President Biden’s aides found five more pages of classified information at his Delaware home on Thursday, the White House said on Saturday, bringing the tally to six pages uncovered this week,” the Times reported on Saturday.
“The additional pages, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said, were discovered hours after a White House statement on Thursday that cited only one that had turned up in a storage area adjacent to the garage of the president’s home in Wilmington. Justice Department personnel had gone to retrieve that page, which Mr. Biden’s aides had discovered the night before, when they found the five additional pages,” the report added.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“The revelation came as Mr. Biden’s lawyers provided new details about their unfolding discovery over the past two months of classified materials from his time as vice president at his house and an office he used before beginning his 2020 campaign for the White House,” the Times continued. “Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed a special counsel on Thursday to investigate Mr. Biden’s handling of sensitive records.” CONTINUE READING…