Biden’s Classified Garage Docudrama
“How that could possibly happen. How anyone could be that irresponsible … totally irresponsible.”
“Government is instituted for the common good; for the protection, safety, prosperity, and happiness of the people; and not for profit, honor, or private interest of any one man, family, or class of men…” —John Adams
Warning: If you are prone to fainting spells, better get out the smelling salts. You’ll be shocked — SHOCKED — to learn that Joe Biden is a “lying dog-faced pony soldier,” as are his key administration handlers.
But those documents were actually “discovered” on November 2, just prior to the GOP’s midterm election fizzle. Some of those documents were labeled “top secret” and included intelligence memos concerning Iran and Ukraine, the latter possibly connected with Biden’s efforts to protect his son Hunter Biden from prosecution. (More on that quid pro quo below.)
Recall at the time, Biden was asked about the documents Donald Trump had retained, and he indignantly protested: “How that could possibly happen, how anyone could be that irresponsible. And I thought, ‘What data was in there that may compromise sources and methods?’ By that I mean names of people who helped or th — et cetera. And it just — totally irresponsible.”
On November 4, still four days before the election, the National Archives quietly contacted the Justice Department confirming the first set of documents had been secured. A day after the election, the FBI began its “assessment” to determine if any federal laws had been violated in the misappropriation of the documents.
Ten days after the election, Biden’s attorney general, Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a special counsel, tough federal prosecutor Jack Smith, to investigate the classified documents recovered from Trump’s compound — Garland knowing full well about the documents discovered in Biden’s possession but saying not a word.
So, after all the Democrat Party outrage last August regarding classified documents retained by Trump in secure storage at his Mar-a-Lago compound, outrage propagated by the Demos’ Leftmedia talkingheads and scribes despite the fact that the National Archives knew the documents were there, now comes news of classified documents discovered in Biden’s office. And those documents were taken without any National Archives record.
Furthermore, this discovery was kept secret until long after the midterm election in order to give Biden political cover.
On December 20th, Biden’s personal attorney informed the Justice Department about additional classified documents found in the garage of Biden’s Delaware home.
But it was not until January 12, days after information about the first Biden documents was leaked to the press, that Biden himself disclosed that more classified documents were discovered in his garage in a cardboard box next to his Corvette convertible. Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy baited Biden with this question: “Classified materials, next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?” Biden laughingly responded: “My Corvette’s in a locked garage, okay? So it’s not like they’re sitting out on the street. … As I said earlier this week, people know I take classified documents and classified material seriously.”
Seriously, he said that. But perhaps the media got the punctuation, the placement of the period, wrong. Maybe it should have run: “As I said earlier this week, people know I take classified documents and classified material. Seriously.” Or was it the placement of the comma: “I take classified documents, seriously!”
For the record, Biden removed some of these documents when he was a senator – he had no authority to remove classified documents from a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility. Others may have been removed when he was vice president. But Biden brushed off any suggestion that he removed the documents intentionally, insisting, “You’re going to find there is nothing there, I have no regrets, there is no ‘there’ there.”
Biden’s lawyer, Richard Sauber, assured the public, “We are confident that a thorough review will show that these documents were inadvertently misplaced, and the President and his lawyers acted promptly upon discovery of this mistake.” So, if I understand this correctly, Biden takes “classified documents and classified material seriously,” except for when it is in a box in his “locked garage” or several other unsecured locations.
Sauber’s remark prompted my friend, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN), the new House DHS chairman, to inquire: “OK, I give up. Why, why, why are Biden’s ‘personal attorneys’ who have no security clearance, searching for additional classified documents instead of the FBI?” Of course, Mark knows the answer — as do we all! Can’t have the FBI poking around in Biden’s house and garage, where they might find more evidence connecting Hunter and the “Big Guy,” the head of the Biden family crime syndicate. In fact, Hunter was residing at the residence with classified documents at the same time he was bagging millions from the Red Chinese tied to Chinese intelligence.
Of course now, months after the original documents were found, I am sure Biden’s lawyers have “sanitized” the various locations ahead of any forthcoming official searches by the FBI. His legal team says there are no classified documents at other Biden family locations, which implies they have already conducted those searches. But you can trust ‘em!
Biden’s admission finally forced AG Garland to reluctantly appoint a special counsel, Robert Hur, former Maryland U.S. Attorney and a career Beltway insider. According to Garland, “This appointment underscores for the public the department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters and to make decisions indisputably guided only by the facts, and the law.”
Seriously, he said that.
Right. If the commander in chief was one of the rank and file who serve our nation, the consequences for removing classified documents would have very different legal implications, as in he would be arrested and face trial. Despite the fact there are very clear rules and statutes regarding the handling of classified material, as a diversionary tactic, Sen. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is now proposing legislation which he insists will correct the hemorrhage of classified documents: “[We are] looking at by partisan legislation in terms of classified documents, I support [that] effort.”
In fact, Biden is out of excuses, and the Garland appointment is another thick layer of protection for the administration, providing Biden political cover as all questions about the documents can now be referred to the Justice Department, where no questions will be answered. As political analyst Brit Hume noted, “The appointment of a special council gives the president and his team of way of saying, 'Oh, sorry, this matter is under investigation. We can’t comment about it.’”
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley notes: “The discovery of a fourth set of classified documents at the Biden residence in Delaware has further undermined the White House’s virtual mantra that the president ‘takes classified documents very seriously.’ … It’s strange Biden did not use security officers or the FBI to conduct further searches. The president has a host of people who regularly handle classified material. So why use the lawyers? The answer appears the same as in the case of Hillary Clinton’s emails: control. Using private counsel allows Biden to raise attorney-client privilege. The key is that unlike FBI agents, these lawyers are not acting on behalf of the public interest but for the president’s personal interests.”
As for why Biden’s personal lawyers were sorting through papers kept in his old office closet, Turley quips, “It seems a fairly pricey moving crew.”
Turley concludes: “With Mar-a-Lago, the FBI was criticized for staging documents to be shown in the storage room. The photos were then leaked to an eager media. There will be no staged photos of documents alongside Time magazine covers for Biden.”
In stark contrast to the Biden searches, who can forget that highly publicized unannounced early-morning FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, with full-court press coverage?
Regarding that abject disparity, former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy to observe: “For this Democratic administration, as for the last Democratic administration — the one in which Biden served as vice president and was, shall we say, irresponsible in handling classified information — that means a return to Comey/Hillary Rules. In other words: The Biden DOJ’s prosecutors will not apply the law as it is written — as they fully intended to apply it to Trump, before Biden’s own classified-information scandal erupted.”
McCarthy concluded: “To try to stave off this chain of political disasters, Biden has decided to pose as a dedicated public servant who cooperates unfailingly with law enforcement because he has nothing to hide. Don’t fall for it. Team Biden has been playing games for two months. And clearly the president not only has things to hide; he has been hiding some of them for over 15 years.”
In fact, The Wall Street Journal reports that the DOJ declined to have FBI agents monitor the Biden document search, in effect saving Biden’s bacon. Who could have predicted that? And, recall that at Mar-a-Lago, the FBI had the authority to seize other materials that came in contact with the alleged classified material, which is why they carted out loads of unrelated documents. Biden certainly could not risk being subjected to that standard in his home and other private locations.
(Update Additional classified documents were found at Biden’s residence, this time by the FBI. Once Garland appointed special counsel, brining in the FBI was unavoidable, though as I noted above, Biden’s attorneys already had an opportunity to sanitize the scene. Biden’s lapdog, Karine Jean-Pierre, insisted, “The FBI was invited into the president’s home.” This was the first time the personal residence of a sitting president has been subject to an FBI search, in this case, a 13-hour search after being given advance notice…)
Trying to reframe the subterfuge, Biden’s pinch hitter in charge of deflecting inquiries, his weaselly designated obfuscator, Ian Sams, insists that Republican demands for an investigation “should be met with skepticism, and they should face questions themselves about why they are politicizing this issue, and admitting they actually do not care about the underlying classified material.”
Seriously, he said that.
Hmm, who set the precedent for “politicizing this issue” when in fact they “do not care about the underlying classified material”?
For the record, let me state that while the documents in Biden’s possession were far less secure than those in the Trump residence, I suspect the Biden documents were no more sensitive than those Trump retained, unlike the thousands of insecure coms on Hillary Clinton’s hacked servers. But the point here is not so much the nature of the documents as the nature of the unmitigated hypocrisy between how the Trump and Biden documents were politicized by the government and media. And a bigger issue for Biden may be the effort to cover up the discovery of his documents ahead of the midterm election – who knew what and when?
Of course, some Demos are feigning an interest in the facts. Rep. Adam Schiff insists: “We have asked for an assessment in the intelligence community of the Mar-a-Lago documents. I think we ought to get that same assessment of the documents found in the think tank, as well as the home, of President Biden. … I’d like to know what the [intelligence community’s] assessment is, whether there was any risk of exposure and what the harm would be and whether any mitigation needs to be done.”
That notwithstanding, Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA), who once expressed concern in House testimony that the island of Guam might capsize due to an increased U.S. military presence, exposed what is really going on with these documents: “Things can be planted, uh, things can be planted in places, uh, and then, discovered, conveniently, that may be what happened here.”
Finally, for context, let’s review the Demos’ diversionary modus operandi.
Back in 2020, we detailed how Democrats and their deep state actors attempted to impeach Trump for what then-Vice President Biden actually did in 2015 in a corrupt quid pro quo with Ukrainian officials on behalf of Hunter Biden’s Burisma outfit.
In August of last year, we detailed how Demos and their deep staters are attempting to indict Trump for what Hillary Clinton actually did – concealing classified information on her personal closet servers, which were likely hacked by Russia, China or both.
Again, as I have stated many times before, if not for double standards, Democrats would have no standards.
In 1973, as the Watergate investigation was ramping up, then-President Richard Nixon infamously declared, “People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.” People still have to know that…
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