You knew this was coming. When the initial report was released on Monday revealing that Joe Biden had illegally taken and kept classified documents following his vice presidential stint, many speculated there would be more “found.”
Sure enough, more classified documents have magically turned up. The original batch was found at the Penn Biden Center, reportedly placed there by Biden sometime in 2018, but this new batch was found in a completely separate location.
— Tom Fitton (@TomFitton) January 11, 2023
Aides to President Joe Biden have discovered at least one additional batch of classified documents in a location separate from the Washington office he used after leaving the Obama administration, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Since November, after the discovery of documents with classified markings in his former office, Biden aides have been searching for any additional classified materials that might be in other locations he used, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to provide details about the ongoing inquiry.
We are starting to get a picture here that doesn’t match what Biden and his defenders have stated. With the first batch, the White House assured the public that it was just an accident and a one-off. Well, this is no longer just a one-off, and it seems improbable that the now-president “accidentally” took multiple troves of classified documents, spreading them out to various locations.
The FBI has to raid his other properties and offices now, right? That won’t happen, but that’s absolutely what makes sense given prior precedent. It is almost a certainty that more documents are out there, and they need to be recovered. At least that’s the line that would be used if we were dealing with a Republican.
Further, I think the fact that there have been two troves of documents found at two separate locations tells us something. That doesn’t just happen. It’d be one thing if a few briefings got swept into a box and sent to his post-vice presidency office. In this case, though, when you’ve got multiple locations involved, it belabors belief that no one knew they were there. These documents didn’t just suddenly appear. They were taken and placed there by someone, and the buck stops with Biden on that.
With that said, the hypocrisy here is just incredible to witness. Biden appeared on 60 Minutes last year to chastise Trump for taking classified documents, stating that he didn’t understand how anyone “could be that irresponsible.” Yet, he apparently took multiple caches of classified documents, and the idea that he didn’t know is no longer going to pass muster with this latest news.