Looks like storing classified documents beside a Corvette in an allegedly “locked garage” for years on end isn’t the greatest idea in the world.
However cool the Corvette may be, national security tends to be a tad more important.
Not to mention a tad more ethical, as evidenced from the recent commentary of Obama administration “Ethics Chief” Walter Shaub delivered to Fox News.
“It’s nothing like Trump’s deliberate refusal to return classified records demanded by the National Archives, but Biden’s own retention of classified records reflects an inexcusable neglect of the most basic security protocols,” Shaub intoned.
Ah, but of course. Be sure to drag Trump’s name in at every possible opportunity, despite the fact Biden is the one theoretically “in charge.”
Not to mention the fact that Biden’s set of classified documents just happen to pertain to increasingly hostile world regions and nation-states.
“The fact that the White House didn’t mention that records were found in more than one location when first asked about them was a breach of trust with the public and a self-inflicted wound,” Shaub declared.
“A breach of trust.” Better commentary than MSNBC or even some Democrat “representatives,” some of whom have gone as far as to suggest documents were planted at Biden’s private residence, though how they accessed Biden’s private residence and who would have the power to access those documents remain undefined.
Like much of the Democrat Party’s real code of ethics, not to mention the future of the Paul Pelosi “attacker,” who seems to have completely vanished from the news.
Strange, really, how the attack took place right around the time classified documents at Biden’s home were being discovered.
“Based on what we know so far, it seems unlikely that he’s at risk of any of legal consequences, but I’m glad Garland appointed a special counsel to show even-handed treatment of the current and former president,” Shaub continued.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, the DOJ basically declined to monitor Biden’s personal attorneys as they scoured various classified documents found in a garage, amongst other unsecured places.
“The Justice Department considered having FBI agents monitor a search by President Biden’s lawyers for classified documents at his homes but decided against it, both to avoid complicating later stages of the investigation and because Mr. Biden’s attorneys had quickly turned over a first batch and were cooperating, according to people familiar with the matter,” the outlet reported.
Ah. But the DOJ felt compelled to dramatically raid Trump’s residence as if he were Pablo Escobar.
“Even-handed treatment” … if using a Democrat definition of “even-handed.”
Nonetheless, an Axios profile revealed that the sheen has indeed worn off from Biden, as far as Shaub is concerned.
“Walter Shaub — who directed the Office of Government Ethics from 2013 to mid-2017, and was an outspoken critic of corruption under former President Trump — has gone from Biden administration job-seeker to foremost critic of what he sees as its lackluster approach to ethics and transparency,” the outlet reported.
With time, perhaps Shaub will become even more transparent and less reliant on attacking Trump while highlighting truths about Biden.
George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley delivered even more scathing commentary to Fox News Digital.
“We do not know what the evidence will show. The most serious discovery would be evidence that Biden worked off their documents or removed them from their classification folders,” Turley intoned.
Or that Biden and Co. offloaded contents of classified docs to contacts in Beijing and elsewhere for a leg up in various nefarious business endeavors.
“That would not only destroy the ‘inadvertence’ defense but make his public comments potentially deceitful of both the public and investigators. While gross mishandling does not require evil intent, unintentional violations are often addressed outside of the criminal justice system. The most serious violations have been prosecuted where material was intentionally removed,” Turley added.
And disseminated to foreign enemies …
Author: Ofelia Thornton