Biden Mishandles Classified Documents

The Democrats’ quest to demonize former President Donald Trump for having classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida was dealt a serious setback when it was disclosed this week that President Biden had stashes of classified documents–some of them marked “Top Secret”–in separate locations.

One of the locations was the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, DC. This “think tank” was funded by a grant of $54 million from donors linked to the Chinese Communist Party.

A second location was in a garage where he keeps his Corvette at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. Biden rejected suggestions that a garage might not be a very secure site, saying “my Corvette’s in a locked garage so it’s not like it’s sitting on the street.” Notably, the surveillance cameras at the address were disconnected a few years back because an excessive number of false alarms sparked complaints from neighbors.

A third location now undergoing a search for classified documents is an office shared by Joe and Hunter Biden with CEFC China Energy. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed doubt that any classified documents would turn up “because the President was between his terms as vice-president and his later election as president. The partnership was solely focused on profit-making opportunities in oil and gas, not matters of national security.” She rebuffed allegations that the President had falsely denied any knowledge of his son’s business activities, saying “the President was just a figurehead whose name was being used to help open doors for his son–something any good father would do for a son.”

Not everyone was buying these innocent explanations. Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga) claimed “the President’s enemies are setting him up. Those MAGA terrorist dudes know where the President’s home is. They probably waited until he was far away on his border inspection to sneak in and dump the classified stuff in his garage.” This suspicion was also voiced on ABC’s “The View” where Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg, and Sunny Hostin reasoned that “since the key beneficiary of this turn of events is Trump we have to believe his supporters may have engineered this seemingly fortuitous blemish on the President’s sterling record of achievement.”

House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif) called the differential treatment of Trump and Biden “further evidence of DOJ’s blatant political bias. The DOJ was first aware of Biden’s mishandled documents on November 2, 2022, yet declined to make this information public so as ‘not to influence the elections’ six days later. They had no such qualms about staging a well-publicized armed raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in August 2022. This blatant protection of Democrats and maligning of Republicans is an abuse of the law-enforcement powers entrusted to the DOJ.”

By John Semmens

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