In the aftermath of the discovery of stolen classified documents in Joe Biden’s possession in three separate locations, Democrats are either coming up with wild conspiracy theories, downplaying this major scandal, and a few Democrats are actually criticizing Biden for what appears to be a crime and a cover-up.
Those are the Democrats who are more worried about their credibility than they are about Joe Biden’s. Either that or they are the ones who do not want Biden to run in 2024.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), who appeared on Meet the Press that the Biden documents are an embarrassment.
Joe Biden has done exactly what he criticized President Trump for. Well, not exactly because presidents can declassify anything they want to.
And every president takes documents when they leave office, but vice presidents are not allowed to do that. Therefore, the documents Biden took should be considered stolen.
“From my perspective, it’s one of those moments that obviously they wish hadn’t happened.”
Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) concurred and told Fox News:
“It’s an embarrassment, no doubt about it.”
“I can only – in fact, I don’t need to imagine, I know exactly what President Biden said when he was informed that these documents were found in his office in Washington, and that was an ‘Oh,’ followed by a four-letter expletive.”
Fellow California Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told ABC’s “This Week” that Congress cannot just write off the scandal because it could affect national security. This could be truer than Schiff knows if Joe or Hunter Biden made these documents available to China. Both Bidens have a close relationship with China and Joe Biden may very well be compromised because of the shady business deals of Hunter’s. Remember that the communist Chinese have funded the Penn Biden Center to the tune of $54.6 million dollars.
Extra to special counsel Robert Hur’s investigation into possible impropriety committed by Biden, Schiff suggested Congress should assess “whether there was an exposure to others of these documents, whether there was harm to national security,” but intimated that such an assessment would also be used to look into Trump’s handling of classified documents.
Rep. Adam Schiff, a former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, tells @JonKarl that Attorney General Garland made the right move by appointing a special counsel in Biden documents case.
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Schiff previously suggested that Trump’s storage of sensitive documents in a guarded, locked environment — not a garage — was an indication that the former president was a public menace with a cavalier attitude toward hard-won critical information.
Schiff also penned a letter to the director of national intelligence, stating, “Those entrusted with access to classified information have a duty and an obligation to protect it.”
Congress and the security community should “take all necessary steps to protect classified information and mitigate the damage to national security done by its compromise is critically important,” Schiff added.
Concerning the investigation into the Democrat president’s potential crimes, Schiff said over the weekend, “I’d like to know what these documents were. I’d like to know what the [special counsel’s] assessment is, whether there was any risk of exposure and what the harm would be and whether any mitigation needs to be done.”
Sen. Raphael Warnock (D-Ga.) said:
“Classified documents are to be taken seriously and they are to be handled with a great deal of care, and no one is above the law. So I’m glad to see the Justice Department doing its work, and we ought to let that work proceed. … Nobody’s above the law. And we need to get to the bottom of this so that we don’t see this kind of thing happen again.”
“The Justice Department is engaged in the investigation and that’s one of the questions that I think they will explore. And I don’t want to get in front of that investigation.”