Joe Biden’s lawyers handed them over….
Trump wants them back, to boot…..
Let’s start with some Biden documents stipulations:
- It’s bad that Biden had classified documents in his possession.
- It’s good that Robert Hur has been appointed as special counsel to investigate.
- If the special counsel finds evidence that Biden violated the law, then he should be held accountable.
Fair enough? We can agree about this much?
The problem is that a lot of the discussion about this incident boils down to:
This is really bad because people are too dishonest or too stupid to grasp the difference between Biden’s documents and Trump’s documents.
And that’s fair enough, too. Because many of the people in Conservatism Inc. chirping about the Biden documents are being dishonest. And as for the wisdom of the Great and Good American People, well . . . let’s just say that the jury is out and leave it at that.
The key difference between the two situations isn’t the classified documents themselves, but the behavior concerning the documents….
Jonathan Last: “The only reason we know that Biden improperly possessed classified documents is because Biden’s lawyers discovered the documents and immediately reported the breach.”
“In the case of Trump, someone dropped a dime to the feds that Trump was holding on to docs. The government asked for them back. Trump refused to surrender them. He submitted false assurances that he did not possess them. Then he (falsely) insisted that the documents belonged to him. That’s why the FBI came and took the documents by force.”
My comment from the Open Thread….
Biden DID shut down ANY up to date intel breifing for Trump after he got in office saying intelligence going to Trump could be compromised…
There ARE examples of Trump blabbing out ‘classified stuff’ in pressers….
Biden has NO such history…
Both Special Councel’s will know the above….