Of course, the revelation that then Vice President Biden squirreled away some top secret document in the office of his "think tank" ( Power Line, via the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.10.23) is still on the top of the news. One thing we found out since yesterday is that the documents concerned Ukraine and Iran. CNN, US intelligence materials related to Ukraine, Iran and UK found in Biden’s private office, source tells CNN. Sundance at CTH, Biden’s Stolen Classified Documents Relate to U.S. Government Activity in Ukraine. "Considering how the Biden family syndicate, specifically Hunter Biden, was deeply enmeshed in the Ukraine energy sector via Burisma Holdings and the family interests as an outcome of the vice president using his influence to sell U.S. policy therein, it would seem that Joe Biden was securing classified documents favorable to his corrupt financial interests." Also from the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.10.23 This Ain’t Hell: FBI RAIDS BIDEN HOUSES! HOUSE CALLS FOR IMPEACHMENT! DEATH PENALTY PROPOSED FOR BIDEN!, FBI RAIDS BIDEN HOUSES! HOUSE CALLS FOR IMPEACHMENT! DEATH PENALTY PROPOSED FOR BIDEN! and Weasel Zippers, Biden Refuses To Take Questions About Classified Documents Discovered At His Private Office.
Grabien, cited at Haut Hair, Top WH advisers knew about classified documents issue for two months. Ace, The FBI and DOJ Knew Biden Was Illegally In Possession of Classified Documents Before the Midterms -- But Covered It Up Until Yesterday. "The American Stasi must be defunded. And prosecuted." To be fair, the FBI never wants to reveal it's investigating a politician, unless it's a Republican. Then they leak like a sieve. Paul Mirengoff asks an uncharacteristically stupid question, Why are we only now finding out about Biden's improper retention of documents? The more important question is why at all?
And of course, The Talking Points Go out on Biden's Classified Documents, but an Old Clip Proves Inconvenient ('Bonchie' at Red State). From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.10.23, Louder With Crowder has Joy Behar tries to explain why Biden taking classified docs is totally different from Trump. At Spec World Roger Kimball notes It’s different when Biden gets caught with classified docs, "There is one law for the elite, quite another for you and me." Althouse, examines the Aggravating factors.
So the classified documents Biden had hidden in a closet were found prior midterms, but absolutely no one in the press leaked it?— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) January 10, 2023
However, some mysterious person leaked the #DobbsDecision just in time for midterms?
I hate these people.
"Donald Trump’s retention of documents marked classified at his Mar-a-Lago resort has aggravating factors that might support his criminal prosecution unlike the discovery of some documents also marked classified stored at Joe Biden’s former institute from his time as vice-president, legal experts said."
I'm reading "In the case of the classified documents, it’s more serious for Trump than Biden" — in The Guardian — and laughing.
The aggravating factor in the case of Donald Trump is that he's Donald Trump.
Capt. Ed at Haut hears a CNN analyst whine Let's face it -- the DoJ probably can't charge Trump now over classified documents; Update: Related to Ukraine? Breitbart, CNN’s Gangel: Biden’s Classified Docs ‘Looks Terrible,’ ‘Political Gift to Trump.’ Matt Margolis at PJ Media, CNN: Biden Classified Docs Story 'A Political Gift to Trump.' From the Wombat's In The Mailbox: 01.10.23, The Geller Report wonders Where Is The FBI Raid Of Joe Biden?, Andy McCarthy at NRO, cited at Haut Hare, The Hillary precedent was DoJ's stumbling block for charging Trump -- but Biden just made it nearly impossible. Hew Hewitt at Haut Hare, Pence: Double standard at work with Biden classified docs. Atop Da Hill, Trump responds to Biden classified document discovery, asks when FBI will raid his ‘many homes’. Hell is not freezing over, but it is flooding in California. At Town Hall, Guy Benson has Four Questions About Biden's Classified Materials Scandal "(2) Between Hillary Clinton's shameless and deceitful criminality in this realm, and now the revelations about the current and former presidents, one might wonder if any high ranking US officials from a certain generation followed the rules on the handling and storing of classified materials?" No. At Fox, Biden once planned to fire US attorney who is tapped to investigate classified documents "John Lausch will lead investigation of classified documents found at Biden think tank. . . . Lausch has been in office since 2017 when he was appointed by then-President Donald Trump. When Biden took office in early 2021, it was reported that the president had plans to fire him, even though the Senate had confirmed him unanimously." Sundance, Tucker Digs into the Joe Biden Classified Document Story is worth embedding:
David Strom catches the NYT shifting targets, DeSantis is "radical" compared to Trump. Shawn Fleetwood at Da Fed thinks Ohio Republicans Score Major Win For Election Integrity With New Voter ID Law. Jazz Shaw hears Twice-Georgia Governor Abrams says she will "likely run again" At Da Caller, Stacey Abrams Says She ‘Will Likely Run Again’ After Two Failed Campaigns.Takes a lickin' but keeps on tickin'.
One of the interesting moves Elon Musk made when he decided to bring in independent journalists to cover the Twitter Files was to tap Left-leaning but non-Establishment journalists to do the work.
The motive behind the move is pretty obvious: by picking liberals, he could avoid the accusation that he was on a Right-wing crusade against the Democrats; by picking independent journalists he could avoid the problem that the Left-wing media is now 100% behind censorship, as long as the censorship is done by them and theirs.
The backlash against those reporters by the Establishment, including or even especially the MSM, has been a wonder to behold. Far from taking any of these journalists or their stories seriously, the MSM and the Democrats have gone on a Jihad against these particular journalists and the idea of independent journalism itself.