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President Biden was caught off guard by a reporter’s persistence in questioning him about the classified documents scandal that is causing a massive headache for the administration.
In case you have been living under a rock for the past few months and are unaware of the story, Joe Biden is now under federal investigation for taking classified documents with him when he left the office of vice president in 2017.
This is especially troublesome for Biden as his Justice Department was already investigating former President Trump for the exact same thing, meaning that any political clout that Biden could gain from this has evaporated.
On Friday, Biden had an interview with David Muir of ABC, a network that is normally friendly to the Biden administration. However, this time, Muir had some rather tough and awkward questions for the president.
Toward the end of the video below, about the 10:20 mark, Muir asked Biden to confirm that none of the classified documents discovered in Biden’s possession in any way compromised U.S. intelligence. Biden responded that he could not comment because he had been advised by his attorneys to “let the Justice Department make that decision.”
But Muir continued to press saying that many people “saw you, though, comment on former President Trump.” In essence, Muir asked how Biden’s situation was any different from Trump’s.
Biden responded that, unlike Trump, he had invited the Justice Department to search for classified documents, “And the difference is every single solitary thing I’ve been asked to do I’ve done voluntarily. I’ve invited the Justice Department to come into every aspect of any place that I had any control of. There was no need for search warrants, were no need – well what do you need? Just come, whatever you want. Whatever you want, wherever you want to go, you can go. That was totally different.”
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