Attorney General Merrick Garland has some explaining to do.
While he approved a massive FBI raid at Donald Trump’s home, he did a little something different for Joe Biden.
Garland decided to tell the FBI to stand down and not oversee a search by Biden’s attorneys for more classified documents at his home residence.
And that is only the beginning of this fiasco.
Once the special counsel was appointed, Biden’s team should have been out of the picture.
Instead, the DOJ had initially permitted personnel on Biden’s team with no security clearance to conduct the search.
According to a Wall Street Journal report, “Mr. Biden’s legal team prepared to search his other properties for any similar documents, and discussed with the Justice Department the prospect of having FBI agents present while Mr. Biden’s lawyers conducted the additional searches.”
The report continued, “Instead, the two sides agreed that Mr. Biden’s personal attorneys would inspect the homes, notify the Justice Department as soon as they identified any other potentially classified records, and arrange for law-enforcement authorities to take them.”
This past Thursday, the third set of documents were found during a search by individuals not cleared for classified material.
When they were searching and saw a document with classified markings, they cleared the area until those with the proper security clearances could come and gather the documents. Five more documents were found from that search.
In all, it has been reported that 25 classified documents have been found, including some top-secret documents.
Constitutional expert Jonathan Turley questioned the fact that Biden allowed personnel without security clearances to do the search.
He stated, “It’s strange Biden did not use security officers or the FBI to conduct further searches. The president has a host of people who regularly handle classified material. So why use the lawyers?”
He would answer his own question… “control.”