The hypocrisy of President Joe Biden and the federal government is on full display following the discovery of classified documents inside a locked closet at Biden’s private office.
This discovery occurred accidentally as Biden’s belongings were being moved by personal attorneys in November 2022. The documents were sitting at the Penn Biden Center since 2017.
They just announced Joe Biden illegally kept classified documents from his vice-presidency in his possession. I’m old enough to remember when the media told me this was impossible. So much for that Trump indictment. Between Hillary and now Biden, this story is over. pic.twitter.com/Pv5qtqJPqe
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) January 9, 2023
In contrast, a swarm of FBI agents conducted a raid in the night on President Donald Trump’s Florida home on August 8, 2022 in order to seize classified documents.
At the time, Biden slammed Trump after FBI agents seized approximately 300 classified documents from his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
Biden said, “How that could possibly happen? How anyone could be that irresponsible?”
“And I thought what data was in there that would maybe compromise sources and methods?” Biden said. “And it just – totally irresponsible.”
Biden on 60 Minutes in September reacting to classified documents being found at Mar-a-Lago:
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 9, 2023
Richard Sauber, special counsel to the White House, released a statement confirming that classified documents were found in Biden’s old office.
Biden used the office from mid-2017 until he began the 2020 campaign.
Saber said, “The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives.”
“Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with he Archives and the Department of Justice in process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives.”
Trump responded to the discovery by saying, “When is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House?”
“These documents were definitely not declassified,” he added.
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Under the Presidential Records Act, all documents from a president’s administration and staff must be turned over to the National Archives.
Jack Smith, a former assistant U.S. attorney and chief to the DOJ’s public integrity section, was appointed as special counsel to investigate the records seized from Mar-a-Lago.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., the Chairman of the House Oversight Committee, said that he will send a letter to the National Archives and White House counsel seeking information about the documents that were seized from the Penn Biden Center.
“Under the Biden Administration, the Department of Justice and National Archives have made compliance with the Presidential Records Act a top priority,” Comer said in a statement. “We expect the same treatment for President Biden, who has apparently inappropriately maintained classified documents in an insecure setting for several years.”