Dem. Rep. Schiff admits Biden may have jeopardized national security with classified docs scandal

Fox News reports that U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) is refusing to rule out the possibility that President Joe Biden may have jeopardized national security by his mishandling of classified documents. 

Schiff’s comments on the matter came on Sunday during an appearance on ABC’s This Week. 

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During that ABC appearance, ABC’s Jonathan Karl asked Schiff whether Biden may have jeopardized national security with his mishandling of the classified documents. Schiff didn’t say “yes,” but he didn’t say “no” either.

“I don’t think we can exclude the possibility without knowing more of the facts,” Schiff said.

Schiff continued by suggesting that the Biden classified documents scandal ought to be handled in the same manner as the classified documents situation involving former President Donald Trump. Accordingly, Schiff called for an intelligence community assessment of the classified documents found to be in Biden’s possession.

Schiff said:

I’d like to know what these documents were. I’d like to know what the [special counsel’s] assessment is, whether there was any risk of exposure and what the harm would be and whether any mitigation needs to be done. I think that would be appropriate and consistent with what we requested in the case of Mar-a-Lago.

Schiff concluded by pushing Biden’s narrative that the fact that classified documents were in his possession was “inadvertent.”

Background

Schiff’s ABC appearance came after the discovery of a third batch of classified documents in Biden’s possession.

The first batch was found by Biden’s lawyers, just before the 2022 midterm elections, at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington D.C. The two other batches were found at Biden’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware – a residence that Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, has claimed to own.

CBS News reports, “the approximately 10 documents marked classified and discovered at the Penn Biden Center included top-secret material, according to a federal law enforcement official familiar with the investigation.”

It has been reported that some of the documents contained intelligence about Ukraine, Iran, and the United Kingdom.

The situation is being investigated by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). And, the investigation has been elevated to a special counsel investigation.

Is Biden finished?

The fact that someone like Schiff is not outright denying that Biden did anything wrong is likely bad news for Biden. Schiff, of course, is well-known for pushing such false narratives as the Trump-Russia collusion hoax.

As the Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson recently argued, this is looking more and more like “the beginning of the end for Joe Biden.”

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