Ever since the discovery of classified documents in Joe Biden’s possession, talks of a criminal inquiry have circulated. We could be one step closer to seeing that become a reality.
And Joe Biden went blue in the face when he saw who could testify against him.
The White House has been in a panic. It seems like every day the Biden classified document scandal gets worse.
What started out as a few documents at a Biden-linked think tank has spiraled into the discover of Top Secret documents in places like Joe Biden’s garage.
While Donald Trump was lambasted for allegedly taking classified information – documents Trump claims he declassified before leaving office – no one expected Joe Biden to immediately be thrown into the same problem.
But now that it’s out in the open, legal experts are questioning whether Joe Biden has broken any laws and what this could mean for his presidency.
According to respected legal analyst Jonathan Turley, President Biden’s personal attorneys are “likely witnesses in a criminal investigation” into whether the commander-in-chief or others in his entourage mishandled secret documents.
Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, told Fox News Digital on Tuesday that “what the evidence will show” is still unknown, but that the “most serious discovery would be evidence that Biden worked off their documents or removed them from their classification folders.
That would knock down the White House defense that the papers were inadvertently kept at Biden’s Delaware home and Washington, DC, think tank office and “make his public comments potentially deceitful of both the public and investigators,” Turley said.
“While gross mishandling does not require evil intent, unintentional violations are often addressed outside of the criminal justice system,” he added.
“The most serious violations have been prosecuted where material was intentionally removed.”
Materials with classified markings were discovered at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, where the president worked after leaving the White House as Vice President in 2017, and at his Wilmington home.
If the records were “used or knowingly possessed” throughout those years, Turley added, “it would qualify as an intentional act to unlawfully possess the material.”
Turley further stated that if the documents discovered at the Penn Biden Center on November 2, 2022, were handled by lawyers without necessary security clearance, then “could itself be viewed as reckless and gross mishandling.”
“Moreover, those lawyers are now likely witnesses in a criminal investigation,” Turley said.
Former Maryland US Attorney Robert Hur was appointed as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland last week to probe Biden’s handling of the materials.
Republicans have demanded that the visitor logs for Biden’s Delaware home be turned over in order to establish who might have access to confidential documents, as the president routinely spends weekends there.
The Secret Service, however, said Monday that while White House logs are public, records of who comes and goes when Biden is in Delaware are not because it is a private house.
The New York Post has requested visitation logs from the Delaware residence through the Freedom of Information Act.
In response to two previous requests, the agency stated that “no records were located,” but has yet to respond to the most recent request from October.
Stay tuned to the Federalist Wire.