The Epoch Times: Experts Question Why Biden And Trump Treated Differently In Classified Document Cases

The Epoch Times

As Republican lawmakers such as Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) worry that President Joe Biden’s retention of classified materials from his vice presidency may be “[swept] under the rug,” legal experts told The Epoch Times why Biden and former President Donald Trump appear to have been treated very differently in two strikingly parallel cases.

FBI agents executed a search warrant on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, in August 2022. The warrant said there was probable cause to believe there were “additional documents that contain classified NDI [national defense information]” or “presidential records subject to record retention requirements” at Mar-a-Lago.

According to Mike Davis, former chief counsel for nominations to then-Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and founder of the Article III Project, that delay is indicative of “a political cover-up.”

He sees it as part of a pattern under the Biden administration.

“There’s a clear political double standard at the Biden Justice Department, which has been politicized and weaponized against Republicans,” Davis told The Epoch Times on Jan. 10.

Davis contrasted the case of Trump’s records with the developing story of Biden’s handling of classified materials.

“President Trump had the absolute constitutional and statutory power under the Presidential Records Act to declassify and take presidential records when he left office. Former Vice President Joe Biden absolutely did not,” he said.

For Davis, the more recent revelations about Biden’s vice presidential materials raise key questions pertinent to both established procedures and the United States’ national security–questions he believes Republicans in the House must pursue through their oversight authority on a range of committees.

“Did Hunter Biden have access to this office? Did James Biden have access to this office? What were these classified documents? Have they done an intel assessment? Are they planning to do an FBI raid? Are they planning to question Hunter Biden, James Biden, and Joe Biden [and] anyone else who [may have] had access to that office?” he asked.

Davis questioned the choice of Lausch to investigate the case, describing him as a “Durbin pick.”

“There absolutely should be a special counsel appointed,” he said, adding that a U.S. attorney is “not politically insulated enough.”

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