While Democrats initially attempted to downplay, if not altogether ignore, the classified documents found in Biden’s “office” at the University of Pennsylvania, they apparently can’t totally ignore classified documents found in Biden’s garage, beside his Corvette.
Not so coincidentally, the University of Pennsylvania reportedly paid Biden $1M for a grand total of nine appearances between 2017 and 2019, one of which was for Biden to promote his own book.
That university now finds itself subject to an IRS investigation.
As that drama unfolds in Pennsylvania, more drama unfolded at the president’s personal home as his carelessness made international airwaves.
So, given the level of incompetence on full display, Democrats apparently had to answer actually questions on CNN for once.
And who better than the militantly anti-Trump Chuck Schumer?
Needless to say, Schumer came up a tad short in his “defense” of Biden.
Host Kaitlin Collins issued a typically effusive greeting reserved for leftists on the militant network, before sounding nearly apologetic about having to do her real job.
“We’re so glad to have you back on set,” Collins gushed, “but we have to ask you about what’s happening with the attorney general now appointing the special counsel, and the fact that the White House is acknowledging, yeah, these classified documents were found. Do you believe that he’s violated the federal law here?”
“We have to ask you.” Way to displace the blame on the network, Ms. Collins.
The apologetic tone really is, to borrow a word from the left, “offensive.” Almost as if it’s standard now to not question Democrats on anything.
Schumer gave a rather flippant reply, especially when accounting for how intense he became over Mar-a-Lago.
“It’s much too early to tell,” Schumer brayed, “I think President Biden has handled this correctly. He’s fully cooperated with the prosecutors when the documents were found, he notified Archives. It’s a total contrast to President Trump, who stonewalled for a whole year.”
Handled this correctly? Is he joking? Classified documents beside a Corvette?
Right. Apparently, Biden handled classified documents “correctly” by not “leaving them in the street” (yes, Biden actually used that as a partial delf-defense to Fox News).
CNN’s Don Lemon then chimed in, and, thankfully, Lemon was a tad less obviously leftist than Collins.
“This is our reporting,” Lemon boomed, “according to one Justice official, said that the White House public statements earlier this week offered an incomplete narrative about the classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president reinforced the need for special council. The misleading statements created the impression that Biden’s team has something to hide. That doesn’t sound that much different than the former president.”
Of course, Lemon had to get a dig in at Trump.
That said, at least he took the bull by horns far more “correctly” than simpering Collins.
Schumer wasn’t quite as flippant in his response, instead deflecting attention to “special prosecutors” and his sudden respect for due process.
“Don, there’s now a special prosecutors,” Schumer drawled, “let’s see what they have to say. We can have all the speculation and comment. Let’s see what they have to say and let’s focus on doing things that help the American people.”
Ah. “Doing things to help the American people.”
Like obsess over Russiagate, in which he allowed Trump exactly zero due process.
Lemon, fortunately, didn’t let Schumer off that easily, pointing out the obvious discrepancy between the attitude towards Biden and the attitude towards Trump.
“But, senator, I have to get – I have to say this. You seem much more measured about this than with the Trump documents because you called for transparency with the Trump documents. You wanted lawmakers to have access to the documents seized from the former president, his residence in Florida,” Lemon stated crisply.
Schumer reacted like most Democrats due to a vestige of the truth: irrationally and emotionally.
“Bottom line is the prosecutors will get to the bottom of this and let’s let them do it, for God’s sake,” Schumer raged.
All right then. Seems Schumer gets a tad emotional when his own party is busted engaging in even more devious activities than swamp dwellers on the other “side.”
Maybe he should receive the same indirect advice that the current White House Press Secretary received, as Jean-Pierre has proven to be a bit inept with more “confrontational” questioning.
Which is precisely why at least one Democrat recommends for someone other than Jean-Pierre to handle questions related to classified documents.
“The White House should consider appointing a separate spokesperson to handle all questions related to this matter,” Karen Finney, a Democratic strategist, observed.
The White House should probably consider someone other than Schumer making appearances on CNN as well, especially after becoming so frazzled by … facts.
Author: Ofelia Thornton