Imagine if this was a democrat
Posted By James Brown
Hi James:Originally Posted by James Lacey
Biden's problem with classified documents is serious, but it pales in comparison to Trump's clear evidence of mishandling secret documents and trying to obstruct their recovery. Biden is cooperating fully, and the only reason we know anything about the documents is that his aides told us about them. The most recent searches by the FBI were consented to by Biden and his aides. So far, there is zero evidence that Biden intentionally mishandled classified documents, and he certainly has not been trying to hide it. He will pay a significant political price for this carelessness, but criminal charges seem almost impossible. Especially when you consider the mountain of evidence against Trump for willingly mishandling documents and his lack of cooperation and obstruction, and yet still, there seems to be no clear path to an actual indictment. Biden will not be indicted for anything, and it's completely unknown at this time what political price he will pay.
A recent Quinnipiac poll shows that most Americans view Biden's problem as severe but not criminal. They seem to see the difference between Trump's misdeeds and Biden's carelessness and do not think Biden should face criminal charges. I'll repeat it; Biden will never be charged over this.
The Q poll did not ask whether Trump should face charges over his mishandling of documents, unless I missed it. I agree that Biden will never be charged for mishandling documents. Neither will Trump get charged for mishandling documents. That cake was probably baked when Clinton wiped her server. It is certainly a totally baked cake now. No former, sitting, or potential president is going to get charged for mishandling sensitive government information. Unless of course the government can prove they sold it to the Chinese or Russians, or something overt like that.
Biden's cooperation does stand in contrast to Trump's, but Biden is not as clean as he could be. According to the Washington Post this weekend, Biden's team knew about the first batch of documents at least before the midterms. No announcement was made until after the midterms. That sure strikes me as more than convenient. Jim