If the Biden administration was looking for a deflection from the president’s classified documents scandal, they’ve now been handed one.
According to CNN, multiple classified documents were found at the home of Mike Pence after he apparently had his lawyer conduct a search.
A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence’s Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
The FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division have launched a review of the documents and how they ended up in Pence’s house in Indiana.
The classified documents were discovered at Pence’s new home in Carmel, Indiana, by a lawyer for Pence in the wake of the revelations about classified material discovered in President Joe Biden’s private office and residence, the sources said. The discovery comes after Pence has repeatedly said he did not have any classified documents in his possession.
The first thing that sticks out to me here is how quickly this was leaked. It took over two months for any mention of Biden’s possession of classified documents to reach the press, a very convenient timeline given the first trove was found before the last election. Within days, though, the news surrounding Pence is passed on to CNN. That tells you about how partisan the leaking is at the bureaucratic level.
But I digress, Joe Biden now has his out, helpfully provided by a delusional former vice president who thinks he has a shot at the White House in 2024. It’s frustrating, to say the least, given that Biden’s situation does appear to be more extensive and serious, though more documents may be found in Pence’s possession before this is all said and done.
Is it really that difficult for Republicans to not constantly let their political opponents off the hook? This whole snatching defeat from the jaws of victory thing got old a long time ago. But you know what? Let’s have some consistency. Throw the book at Pence and Biden if they illegally possessed classified information. I think most have had enough of the two-tiered justice system anyway, and if you or I were in this position, we’d be getting prosecuted.
That’s not what will happen, though. Because of Pence’s stupidity, the narrative will shift to blaming the system in order to excuse Biden’s criminality. This was the lifeline the president needed.