The Shoe Changes Feet by Tom Reynolds
Politicians of all parties seem to have difficulty envisioning long term consequences; they set in motion actions against opponents that can end up biting them back.
No one but Joe Biden has ever called Joe Biden smart – even though CNN reports that the University of Pennsylvania had been paying him $900,000 per year as an Honorary Professor to teach zero classes. (And you wonder why college tuitions are so high?)
I was going to say that only makes him smarter than those who are paying him but – on second thought - it is also a legal way for a college to buy influence with (a term for legally bribe) a public official. Maybe Penn’s administrators were not so dumb after all, since Biden has been trying desperately to forgive student’s college loans caused by high college tuitions.
On Monday, January 9th 2023, the Washington Post reported that roughly 10 classified documents were found in Biden’s office in Washington supplied by Penn. These classified documents were discovered on November 2, 2022.
So, Biden kept classified documents in an office he has been reported as using between 2017 and 2019 - after he left the Vice Presidency. (This sounds familiar? Where have we heard something similar? Isn’t the Biden administration making something big about a similar story?)
This was – finally - publicly reported on January 9, 2023. Anything important happen between November 2nd and January 9th? Perhaps, on November 8, 2022? Could an immediate announcement after November 2nd have influenced the events of November 8th?
And about two weeks later, Attorney General Garland appointed a special prosecutor to oversee a criminal investigation into whether Trump broke the law by having classified records stashed in his Mar-a-Lago estate.
Let the media’s excuse making begin…
NBC and MSNBC legal analyst Joyce Alene argued, "Big differences between this & Trump's Mar-a-Lago situation: they were found in an office setting, not in Biden's home...It's apples to oranges." (Doesn’t Trump have both a home and an office in Mar-a-Lago?)
She is right that some of it is “apples to oranges”. Mar- a-Lago is protected by the United States Secret Service and Biden’s office was not. (Ever see the movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop?)
And a President can declassify documents while a Vice President cannot.
Yep. Definitely “apples to oranges”, but not in the way Arlene makes it out to be.
Per the Washington Post: “The case will likely draw comparisons to Mar-a-Lago but appears quite different. Officials have said the Trump investigation concerns not just the possible mishandling of classified documents, but possible obstruction of justice or destruction of records.”
Don’t you have to have a crime in order to obstruct justice? If having secret documents isn’t a crime for Biden, why is it a crime for Trump? And does the Washington Post know, at this time, that Biden did not destroy evidence. WP – your biases are showing!
CBS News made sure to say that a source familiar with the situation told them that the documents did not contain nuclear secrets. Previously, Biden said about Trump, “How that could possibly happen? How one – anyone could be that irresponsible?”. “And I thought what data was in there that may compromise sources and methods? By that I mean names of people who helped or, et cetera. … totally irresponsible.”
It seems that Biden was not accusing Trump of having “nuclear secrets”, either. So, if Trump did not have “nuclear secrets” but is guilty, why is CBS taking Biden off-the-hook because he did not have “nuclear secrets”. Sounds like they both were innocent of having “nuclear secrets” but if Trump is guilty of having “other secrets” then isn’t Biden guilty, too.
As for Biden doing this by accident, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy said, “Here’s an individual (who) spent his last 40 years in office.”
McCarthy forgets that some people have 40 years experience while others have one year’s experience 40 times.
Expect this story to make headlines in the left-leaning media about as long as Hunter Biden’s laptop-from-hell was in the headlines.
As GOP Rep. James Comer of Kentucky best summed it up, “How ironic.”