The Biden document scandal is getting worse as each day passes. Now we find that Biden’s crooked Dept. of Justice purposefully excluded the FBI and allowed Biden’s attorneys carry on the search for classified documents even though the lawyers had no security clearance.
The Wall Street Journal has revealed that the DOJ met with Biden’s legal team and agreed to the special deal that excluded any involvement by the FBI and kept the whole thing hush, hush.
The Justice Department considered but decided against monitoring the search for classified documents at President Biden's homes, people familiar with the matter said https://t.co/mFeUzo8612
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) January 17, 2023
The Justice Department considered having FBI agents monitor a search by President Biden’s lawyers for classified documents at his homes but decided against it, both to avoid complicating later stages of the investigation and because Mr. Biden’s attorneys had quickly turned over a first batch and were cooperating, according to people familiar with the matter.
After Mr. Biden’s lawyers discovered documents marked as classified dating from his term as vice president at an office he used at a Washington-based think tank on Nov. 2, the Justice Department opened an inquiry into why and how they got there. Mr. Biden’s legal team prepared to search his other properties for any similar documents, and discussed with the Justice Department the prospect of having FBI agents present while Mr. Biden’s lawyers conducted the additional searches.
Instead, the two sides agreed that Mr. Biden’s personal attorneys would inspect the homes, notify the Justice Department as soon as they identified any other potentially classified records, and arrange for law-enforcement authorities to take them.
Those deliberations, which haven’t previously been reported, shed new light on how the Biden team’s efforts to cooperate with investigators have thus far helped it avoid more aggressive actions by law enforcement.
And the paper adds this:
searches unsupervised also suggest federal investigators are girding for a months-long inquiry that could stretch well into Mr. Biden’s third year in office.
One reason not to involve the FBI at an early stage: That way the Justice Department would preserve the ability to take a tougher line, including executing a future search warrant, if negotiations ever turned hostile, current and former law-enforcement officials said.
How much hypocrisy can one administration perpetrate?
After how Biden’s corrupt FBI and DOJ immediately escalated the attack on Donald Trump for the exact same thing, now we have the same agencies just waving their hands and insisting it’s all no big deal.Commentary