Damaging 5-Year-Old Video Of Biden Surfaces After Bombshell Classified Documents Story

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On Tuesday, furor erupted over news that classified documents had been found in a suite of Washington, D.C. offices Biden used while serving as Vice President of the United States. According to a New York Times report published Monday, the documents were found in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a University of Pennsylvania think tank established in Washington and named for Biden that opened in February 2018.

Now a damaging video from a 2018 interview resurfaced that shows Biden declaring he had no access to “classified information” while at the same time, the documents existed in his off-site office.

Check out this snippet of Biden’s conversation with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell provided by Western Journal. (And as an aside, note the evident difference between today’s doddering Biden and the man in 2018. He was almost stentorian by comparison.)

So, in the same month and year that Biden claimed to have no access to classified materials, the materials were in his office.

Western Journal noted that “Naturally, the Biden-backing Times, along with the rest of the establishment media, are taking pains to point out that there’s a huuuge difference between the appearance of classified documents Biden himself admitted he had no business having and the classified documents at the home of former President Donald Trump.”

If you remember, the Florida home of former President Trump was raided by Biden’s FBI on Aug. 8 because “a former president in possession of classified documents is such a clear and present danger to the republic that it requires a squad of armed men to take over his home while he is away and cart away possessions,” Western Journal noted.

Excuses surfacing include the amount of documents, ignorance of the content of the documents, and ignorance of the whereabouts of the documents.

Biden had only a “small number” of documents, according to reports. He “had neither been notified that he had official records nor been asked to return them, the White House said,” according to the Times. And Biden is “unaware of their contents,” according to CBS News, which first reported the story.

But the media leaves out a HUGE factor in the difference between the two instances. As president, Trump had the power to declassify any material he wanted. Biden didn’t wield that authority until he was inaugurated in January 2021 — three years after the interview with Mitchell. Trump has repeatedly stated that he himself declassified the documents found at his home before he left the Oval Office.

Another point that the establishment media likely won’t stress is that the Biden White House was — allegedly — first informed of the documents’ presence in the president’s old offices on Nov. 2. That’s an important date because it was less than a week before the Nov. 8 midterms. If the American people had known that Biden was guilty — to one degree or another — of precisely the kind of offense that supposedly justified sending a troop of FBI agents into a political rival’s home, they might have decided that Democrats really are as totalitarian as they look.

It was also two weeks before Attorney General Merrick Garland — who had approved the Mar-a-Lago raid — appointed a special counsel to oversee the investigation into the Trump documents. “Today, I signed an order appointing Jack Smith to serve as special counsel. The order authorizes him to continue the ongoing investigation … and to prosecute any federal crimes that may arise from those investigations,” Garland said then.

It’s an interesting question whether Garland was aware at the time of the documents that had been found in Biden’s old office. If he wasn’t, surely Biden and his team were, which might have given some of them pause when Garland used the words “prosecute any federal crimes that may arise.”

For her part, Andrea Mitchell chimed in Tuesday with a Twitter post that would have done any Soviet apparatchik proud for its party-line loyalty.

Mitchell thereby confirmed that the Biden documents had been found in the same spot where the president had told her to her face that he had no access to classified documents. Yet she insisted that it was all “as far as we know very different” from what Trump did, ignoring one key difference “as far as we know” is that Trump had the authority as president to declassify any documents he saw fit, and Biden, as VP. did not have any such authority.

Beyond that certain knowledge, the questions of why classified documents traveled from Biden’s vice presidential offices to offices a mile away, when that happened, and why they were never returned remain unanswered.

The laughable accusations against former President Trump for having documents that he himself declassified and was holding for inclusion in his presidential library by the same person who is now known to have held classified documents that were not declassified is certainly a case of throwing stones at glass houses.

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