White House Aides Blow the Lid on Biden 2024 Launch After Classified Doc Findings
CNN recently reported that Joe Biden is not happy with how the mishandling of classified documents story has played out. People within the White House have reportedly expressed a sense of quiet resignation and acceptance, but this may be part of a larger problem…are Democrats actively trying to remove Biden ahead of 2024?
David Axelrod, who served as political advisor for former President Barack Obama, also weighed in on the situation during an interview with Reuters. He suggested that it was “a huge gift to Trump” and a noteworthy embarrassment considering Biden had just previously criticized former President Trump for similar issues. Axelrod called it “a huge pain” for Biden and his re-election campaign going forward.
The government watchdog organization Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) subsequently filed a complaint with the U.S. Office of Government Ethics over the matter. PPT Director Mike Chamberlain stated that “the American public will not tolerate a two-tiered system of justice with well-connected insiders subject to a lower standard of scrutiny than the normal citizen,” adding that if these allegations were true then it would constitute a serious violation of trust from the public and could even lead to obstruction charges depending on what legal reasoning is used by White House lawyers.
According to Chamberlain, there is evidence that senior White House lawyers may have inappropriately used taxpayer resources for personal gain, namely as part of an effort to shield Joe Biden from potential criminal prosecution. This could be seen as both unethical and irresponsible given that it creates an untenable conflict of interest for those same White House attorneys, who may be looking to reduce transparency into any mishandling or misplacement of classified documents while at the same time attempting to protect their client’s interests as a private citizen outside their official roles in government.
Fox News reported,
House Judiciary Committee chairman Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, weighed in on the complaint, asking why the president’s special counsel was with Department of Justice (DOJ) officials gathering the classified documents.
“Why was White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber accompanying DOJ officials while they collected classified documents at the Biden residence?” Jordan asked. “Mr. Sauber’s role raises serious concerns about the integrity of the Justice Department’s investigation.”
The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
The complaint comes as Biden weathers the growing scandal that saw the discovery of two batches of documents in the Penn Biden Center and the president’s Wilmington, Delaware garage next to his Corvette.
The White House has also been under fire for the lack of visitors logs at the president’s Delaware home. They told Fox News Digital on Monday that the logs do not exist.
George Washington University (GWU) law professor Jonathan Turley says that President Joe Biden’s lawyers are “likely witnesses in a criminal investigation” as the probe into Biden’s handling of classified documents continues.