Biden's classified garage docudrama
By Mark Alexander
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.
On January 9, we learned that Biden's personal attorneys found classified documents at the office he used after his tenure as Barack Obama's contemptible and corrupt vice president. But those documents were actually "found" on November 2, just prior to the GOP's midterm election fizzle. On November 4, still four days before the election, the National Archives contacted the Justice Department confirming the documents have 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 retained by Donald Trump — 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 Demo 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.
Who can forget that highly publicized early morning FBI raid at Mar-a-Lago, with full-court press coverage?
On December 20, 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.
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."
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 from Hunter Biden incriminating the "Big Guy" and the Biden family crime syndicate.
Ultimately, Biden's announcement also prompted AG Garland to appoint a special counsel, Robert Hur, former Maryland U.S. Attorney and a career Beltway FBI 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.
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."
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 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?
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"?
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."
There is even speculation that some of Biden's supporters are cooling on his 2024 prospects. However, let me restate this: Biden is NOT RUNNING in 2024.
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 Hillary Clinton's massive classified documents crime.
Again, as I have stated many times before, "If not for double standards, Democrats would have no standards."
Mark Alexander is the executive editor of the Patriot Post.