This Requires Explanation…

     …though it comes as no surprise:

     The Justice Department considered having FBI agents monitor a search by President Biden’s lawyers for classified documents at his homes but decided against it, both to avoid complicating later stages of the investigation and because Mr. Biden’s attorneys had quickly turned over a first batch and were cooperating, according to people familiar with the matter.

     After Mr. Biden’s lawyers discovered documents marked as classified dating from his term as vice president at an office he used at a Washington-based think tank on Nov. 2, the Justice Department opened an inquiry into why and how they got there. 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.

     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.

     Under the laws that govern the handling of classified documents, for anyone with knowledge of them to permit access to them to anyone who lacks either:

  1. A security clearance of the appropriate level, or:
  2. The need to know what’s in those documents;

     …has committed a federal offense. Yet here the Justice Department – George Orwell must be getting mighty tired of all the calls from his office – has blithely agreed to it.

     Once again, “Laws for thee, but not for meee.” And at the Justice Department no less, which is charged with enforcing federal law.

     Questions arise immediately. How was this decision reached? What DoJ official “signed off” on it? Were his departmental superiors aware? Was he aware of the relevant laws and their requirements? If so, why did he casually set them aside? What documents, of what classification level, were involved? How long did uncleared persons have access to them – and what did they do with them while they had them?

     This farce is well beyond any possibility of being “accidental,” “coincidental,” or any other kind of “dental,” except perhaps for the grinding of teeth.


    • Big Crow on January 18, 2023 at 7:14 AM

    Cleaning up after the infant.

    • Dan on January 18, 2023 at 11:46 PM

    This isn’t complicated.  The !eft does what it does for a simple reason.  Because they can.  We allow it.  When we start a decorating lamp posts with commie leftists their criminal abuses will stop. And not before then.

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