It’s rather absurd that Biden seems to have mishandled classified documents scattered across various locations, including some dating back to 1974 during his time as a senator. Surprisingly, while former President Donald Trump faces prosecution, despite having the authority to possess such documents as president, a two-tier system of justice is glaringly evident.
Anticipating that Biden won’t face charges, the Biden team has been tight-lipped about the details, seemingly avoiding transparency. The National Archives’ silence on the initial discovery of Biden’s classified documents in November 2022, only revealed by CBS in January 2023, raises questions about who intervened and why.
Discoveries unfolded, exposing not just classified documents at the Penn Biden Center but also at Biden’s home, even stored in his garage. His defense, dubbing it the “Corvette defense” during an interview with Fox’s Peter Doocy, claimed the documents’ safety next to his locked Corvette.
Now, leaked information from the Biden team discloses concerns about a report from Special Counsel Robert Hur, expected to be released soon, potentially containing embarrassing photos. Axios reported that while Biden’s aides don’t anticipate criminal charges, they fear the report might damage Biden’s image, especially with images showcasing how he stored classified materials.
The concern about potential damage to Biden’s reputation is intriguing, considering leaked pictures of the garage and a box of documents with a worn cover are already public. The extent of their apprehension suggests the situation might be more severe than initially portrayed. This leak also hints at dissatisfaction within the White House regarding Biden’s handling of the matter.
A former senior adviser to Attorney General Merrick Garland, Anthony Coley, criticized Biden’s team for lacking transparency and accused them of slow-walking discovery in the case.
He highlighted the stark contrast with the media’s likely response if Trump were in a similar situation, emphasizing the double standards dictated by political affiliations. The opaqueness surrounding the National Archives’ instructions not to reveal the discovery adds another layer to the transparency issues in this matter.