Michael Ramirez: Clueless Joe Biden 01-13-23
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President Biden's lawyers have found additional classified documents at his Delaware residence.—Michael
Ms. Found in a Garage —Scott Johnson, Power Line
Joe Biden Explains —Jack Posobiek, Twitter
The Classified Story of the Pot-Kettle-Black President —Daniel Flynn, Am. Spectator
Rules of the Game
By Melissa Praemonitus, Jan 13, 2023
My first reaction to the news that President Joe Biden has been storing classified documents from his VP years near his Corvette was, OMG, his family lets him drive? According to his own word salad, Biden has misplaced documents in unsecured filing cabinets and cardboard boxes around his home and library over the years and doesn’t seem to remember they exist until lawyers without security clearance stumbled across them. We’ve been told by obedient media stenographers that this case is so different from the Mar-a-Lago document crisis, and indeed it is. For one thing, the FBI first instructed Trump to install a special lock, then conducted a surprise raid, making sure nothing was hidden in Melania’s closet. These dreary days, there is a bitter understanding among most folks of how Washington’s game works, who it protects, and who it destroys.
Not to worry! Attorney General Merrick B. Garland has appointed Robert Hur as Special Counsel, so we can be assured that the country is in The Very Best of Hands.
Andrew McCarthy writes in the New York Post that Biden will spin his own misconduct as minor compared to Trump and count on the precedent set by Hillary Clinton:
The Biden team knows that Clinton committed willful misconduct in the emails scandal and got away with it. She purposely established a homebrew server system and improperly conducted government business over it for years, evading government record-keeping requirements.
When she was found out, she destroyed tens of thousands of government records, including classified intelligence, even though she knew her emails were relevant to ongoing investigations. Her lawyers pressured the Obama-Biden Justice Department to limit the FBI’s investigation, and even when she made preposterous statements to the FBI in her perfunctory interview, she knew she would never be charged.
If voters are infuriated by the reality that the law is only for Republicans and suckers, Biden and the Democrats could be facing some challenges in 2024:
Biden is apparently guilty of essentially the same offense for which Trump is under investigation by a special counsel. With the 2024 election looming, the Biden administration knows much of the country is white-hot angry over our two-tiered justice system, where, for similar conduct, Republicans are aggressively prosecuted but Democrats get a pass. If Trump is charged but Hur closes the Biden case by recommending against an indictment, millions of Americans will be irate. Biden — for whom Garland and Hur ultimately work — can’t afford that.
Perhaps the country is “white-hot angry”, and perhaps, as McCarthy says, “if both Clinton and Biden get a pass, there is no way the Justice Department can justify charging Trump,” but I am consistently shocked by how many people I talk to are completely unaware of anything. Clueless, indeeed.
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More of Today’s Hand-Selected News and Opinion:
More Fallout for Schiff Following Twitter Files Reveal —Rebecca Downs, Townhall
Politicized DOJ Goes After Opponents, Protects Allies Mollie Hemingway, FOX News
Democrats' Dark-Money Devotion —Susan Crabtree, RealClearPolitics
More Americans Identify as Republicans Than Democrats —Paul Bedard, DC Examiner
The Costly Fantasy of Closing Coal Plants —Frank Lasee, RCEnergy
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