This story was originally published by the WND News Center.
The FBI staged an unannounced armed raid on President Donald Trump's home in Florida, confiscated papers left over from his presidency, and now he's charged by a special counsel with a long list of crimes relating to those documents.
Even though Trump's lawyers had been cooperating with government officials over the paperwork they wanted. And incidentally, Trump held the authority as president to declassify any of those that he chose.
Fast forward to the same issue of classified documents, only this time it was Joe Biden who kept documents for a decade – dating back to his years as senator and vice president.
While he never had held, at that time, the authority to declassify them, they, in fact, were found in his offices, in his home, and apparently even in a stack of boxes in an unsecured garage next to his collectible Corvette sports car.
His excuse? The oft-used, "I didn't know."
Biden, throughout a special counsel's mostly unreported investigation into the apparent violation of federal law, repeatedly claimed that "there is no 'there' there."
He made clear he expected nothing to happen.
Part of that reasoning was that he and his lawyers have claimed that "as soon as documents were discovered," they notified the National Archives.
However, that "may not only be false but was knowingly false at the time it was made," explained Jonathan Turley, the J.B. and Maurice C. Shapiro Professor of Public Interest Law at George Washington University Law School.
He's also not only testified as a constitutional expert before Congress, he's represented members of that body in court.
He explains the problem.
One of the closest aides to Biden and a close friend to Hunter Biden is Annie Tomasini. She referred to Hunter as her “brother” and signed off messages with “LY” or “love you.”
Tomasini was once a senior aide to Joe Biden and, according to the Oversight Committee, inspected the classified material on March 18, 2021, two months after Biden took office — nearly 20 months before they were said to be found by the Biden team.
The committee [investigating the Bidens} now alleges that the White House “omitted months of communications, planning, and coordinating among multiple White House officials, [Kathy] Chung, Penn Biden Center employees, and President Biden’s personal attorneys to retrieve the boxes containing classified materials. The timeline also omitted multiple visits from at least five White House employees, including Dana Remus, Anthony Bernal, Ashley Williams, Annie Tomasini, and an unknown staffer.”
Turley explained such a situation would demolish the Biden's claimed timeline.
"That could have an immediate impact on both the criminal and impeachment investigations."
The investigation finally reached the headlines just recently, as Special Counsel Robert Hur interviewed Biden.
Turley explained the evidence comes from a House Oversight Committee investigation of the Bidens, in which members "released a new timeline on the discovery of classified documents in various locations associated with Biden."