George Washington University law professor and conservative commentator Jonathan Turley recently wrote an op-ed explaining what it is about Biden’s attempt to play dumb regarding the classified documents scandal that could haunt him.
Beginning the op-ed, Turley noted how absurd it is that Biden, when pressed by Fox News Channel’s White House Correspondent, Peter Doocy, said that it was okay he kept classified documents in the garage of his Deleware home because the garage, in which he also keeps in Corvette, was “locked”. Yes, Biden really said that and Turley savaged him for it, saying:
“Like a car, only better.” That slogan for Corvette sold a lot of cars, but, until last week, it was never used with regard to classified documents. President Joe Biden responded to a question Thursday from Fox’s Peter Doocy about the disclosure of additional classified documents found in his garage next to his corvette at his home in Delaware. The president responded “My Corvette is in a locked garage, OK? So, it’s not like they’re sitting out on the street.”
Like his car, it sounded like classified documents are even better to house in a garage.
There is no question that Biden’s 1967 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray is one hot car. Most of us would take the Stingray over an assortment of classified Ukraine briefing papers or memos. However, foreign intelligence may be more discerning.
But while making fun of Biden for his idiotic responses is fun, the problem for Biden with his “oops” mistake isn’t only that it’s laughable on its face and gives the right more eggs to hurl at him. The defense also carries with it dangers, as Turley pointed out in a series of tweets in which he shared the Fox News Digital op-ed, saying:
The “inadvertent” defense has its dangers. If Biden worked off any of these documents for his book (which dealt with some of the underlying subjects), the inadvertent defense is not only shattered but could be viewed as an effort to deceive the public.
…In the meantime, we may soon, however, see an extraordinary historical development where both leading candidates for the presidency will be campaigning with their own assigned special counsels.
Additionally, Biden’s claims that the documents were inadvertently misplaced is belied by the facts, as Turley also pointed out in the op-ed, noting that it looks like the documents were moved more than once and that the timeline given by the Biden Administration and the president himself regarding those documents and when they were put where makes little sense given when Biden had to leave office and when the Biden Center was opened, with the timeline regarding when the documents were discovered and when the DOJ got involved also not making any sense.
So, in other words, it looks like Biden is lying and those lies mean not only that his defense is incoherent, but that the Special Counsel will (theoretically) have even more material to work with when investigating the matter. We’ll see if that happens or if the DOJ remains firmly in Biden’s corner.