Nothing like the good old double standards exclusively devised for Democrats, especially in matters of law and order.
After all, consider how differently the media has responded to the classified documents scandal with Biden relative to Trump – The media has all but tried to hide the scandal with Biden, until the president thought it would be a great idea to duke it out with Peter Doocy of Fox News.
The president became rather testy about questions regarding the security of classified documents, bizarrely suggesting that they were somehow secured by being next to a “Corvette in a locked garage.”
Needless to say, that defense fell a little flat, and even Merrick Garland had to open up an investigation, or at least make the appearance of doing so, following the garage discovery.
One might, just might, think that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would find it prudent to oversee the machinations at Biden’s residence(s) and office(s), especially considering how many other documents may be floating around out there.
Alas, the double standards for Dems persist even now, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.
“After Mr. Biden’s lawyers discovered documents marked as classified dating from his term as vice president at an office he used at a Washington-based think tank on Nov. 2, the Justice Department opened an inquiry into why and how they got there. Mr. Biden’s legal team prepared to search his other properties for any similar documents, and discussed with the Justice Department the prospect of having FBI agents present while Mr. Biden’s lawyers conducted the additional searches,” the outlet reported.
What’s wrong with this picture? Documents discovered on November 2 (before the midterms) … and Americans are just now learning about this in 2023?
After such egregious deception of the American public, which most surely would have cost the Democrats the Senate had the deception become known, one would think that the DOJ would, for once, drop the double standards and do its job.
Alas, no such transparency is forthcoming in 2023.
“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 Wall Street Journal continued.
Oh, is that so?
The documents were discovered before the midterm elections, the American public is just now finding out about them, and that’s considered “quickly” turning over documents? Seriously?
The DOJ’s excuses are about as pitiful as the White House Press Secretary’s, who responds to everything while answering nothing.
Ms. Karine Jean-Pierre, who is growing perennially more agitated by having to deal with real questions every now and then, has decided to take the Psaki approach, becoming increasingly condescending as the scandal deepens.
“I think I’ve been very clear about this. We have answered questions on this at this podium,” Jean-Pierre intoned angrily.
“Very clear?” Hardly. Even a Democrat strategist, Karen Finney, has been calling for Jean-Pierre to leave the real questions to someone else.
Gotta love how she says “We” instead of “I” in terms of answering questions, conveniently deflecting the blame for the abysmal response on others.
“We’re just not going to talk about there’s an investigation going on. There’s a legal process here as we’ve been very, very clear about. We’re going to be prudent here and make sure that we are not interfering in this process,” Jean-Pierre sniffed.
Why, of course not. After all, the truth certainly would “interfere” in the nefarious continuation of Biden’s likely illegitimate presidency.
Fully illegitimate, really, when accounting for the documented admissions that Hunter Biden’s laptop(s) were, indeed, authentic … two years after the 2020 elections.
No wonder the Democrats desperately try to deflect on Trump whenever possible, just as Obama administration ethics chief Walter Shaub recently did on 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 boomed.
Well, in a way, Shaub is right.
Biden and his son’s collusion with foreign entities, especially from nations that happen to be at war now, is indeed “nothing like” anything Trump has ever done … especially as Trump has had the most peaceful American presidency of the twenty-first century, from an international affairs standpoint.
Author: Ofelia Thornton