Joe Biden’s illegal possession of classified documents is the presidential scandal that just won’t go away. Despite the White House’s best efforts to cover up what happened, news continues to leak out drip by drip, and the latest revelation is a bombshell.
According to CBS News, the FBI conducted a previously undisclosed search of the Penn Biden Center back in November. That would be the office where Biden’s classified documents problem started. No one at the White House or the DOJ bothered to mention that until this leak.
"The FBI search of the think tank was not previously disclosed by the White House, Mr. Biden's personal attorneys, or the Department of Justice. "
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) January 31, 2023
The FBI searched the Penn Biden Center offices in mid-November, according to two sources familiar with the investigation, after lawyers for President Biden had found about 10 documents marked classified there on Nov. 2. The material originated from Mr. Biden’s time as vice president.
It is not clear whether FBI personnel found any additional classified or presidential material during the mid-November sweep.
This marks at least the second time the White House has purposely misled the public about the severity of the situation. Press Secretary Karin Jean-Pierre told the press corps on January 12th that the searches of Biden’s properties had been completed. Just two days later, five more documents were revealed to have been found. Eventually, the FBI would search Biden’s Delaware home, finding even more documents while the administration once again bragged about its supposed cooperation and transparency.
In this latest instance, we have an FBI search that took place all the way back in November and no one at the White House disclosed it. Not even as reporters pushed for more information about what searches had already transpired.
The reason for the obfuscation is obvious. The White House wanted to cover this up, and they wanted to make the public believe everything going on was routine. An FBI search doesn’t qualify as routine so they kept its existence hidden. I suppose Jean-Pierre and the rest of the comms team thought it wouldn’t leak out, but they thought wrong.
I’d also be remiss to not mention the double standard at the DOJ. Once again, we find out something important months after the fact. Contrast that with the raid on Mar-a-Lago, which was leaked immediately, complete with pictures of documents positioned on a closet floor. Clearly, DOJ officials are far more tight-lipped when it comes to Democrat politicians. Given that, the sources that leaked this better watch their backs because you know the administration is coming for them.