Republican lawmakers are insisting that an atrocious double standard exists concerning the classified document cases that involves President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. And they would be absolutely correct. Attorney General Merrick Garland had knowledge about the discovery of President Biden having classified documents at a private location when he announced a special counsel would be investigating Trump for the exact same thing.
Yet there was no announcement made at that time about the discovery, nor was an investigation into the matter even hinted at. Why was Trump the target of an FBI raid, while Biden wasn’t? There’s no other explanation for this than the fact that federal law enforcement agencies were attempting to hide this information from the public and protect the president from his greatest political enemy.
The legal team representing Biden has stated that classified documents relating to his time serving as the vice president under Barack Obama were found at his home in Delaware and at an office within a Washington think tank. The material found at the Penn Biden Center was found sometime in November, but was not made public until just last week, well after the midterm elections. Convenient, right?
Here’s more from Newsmax:
Trump, meanwhile, was in New Jersey when his Florida estate was raided by the FBI in August. The agents were seeking documents that the former president insists were declassified.
Although U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has named a special counsel in each case, GOP lawmakers are complaining about how the documents were obtained in each case, and how each discovery was or was not publicized.
“There’s always a double standard. @FBI, where’s the raid of Biden’s garage?” House Majority Leader Steve Scalise, R-La., said in a tweet published Thursday.
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“More classified documents Biden took from the Obama White House have been found at Biden’s Delaware house next to his Corvette. Biden assures the public it’s OK because his garage is locked… So, when’s the FBI raid?” Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., posted on social media.
“Now, we learn that Biden kept additional classified materials at his home in Delaware in his GARAGE. Yet there was no raid. No ransacking of Biden’s home. Nothing,” Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, shared.
“This is hypocrisy at the highest level and it’s dangerous. The appointment of a special counsel must be supplemented by a full-scale congressional investigation,” Crenshaw continued.
“Treats one President Trump one way but treats President Biden a whole different way,” Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy went on to tell reporters Thursday. “That’s why we had to provide a new entity from our Church-style [committee] to look after the weaponization of what’s gone on that you want an equal playing of the law to all Americans.”
McCarthy added that government officials have not released any photos of the documents recovered from Biden’s office and home. The Justice Department, though, included a photo of materials retrieved from Trump’s residence in a court filing that was made public.
“You watched them leak photos of sitting out files of President Trump. Where’s the photos of President Biden’s documents? Where are those photos at?” McCarthy then asked members of the press.