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kelly1mm

(4,749 posts)
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 10:54 PM Jan 2023

Democratic allies grow frustrated with White House response to Biden's classified documents

Source: NBC News

Democratic allies are voicing frustration with White House officials’ tight-lipped approach to the classified documents found in an office and residence of President Joe Biden, calling on the administration to be more forthcoming in its handling of the issue.

The uproar over the documents has quickly distracted from the administration's policy agenda, and could also influence the timing of Biden announcing his 2024 plans. Some Democrats are now suggesting that he wait and let the controversy wane before launching a re-election bid.

Until then, Biden needs to more fully explain how and why classified records dating back to his vice-presidency wound up in his garage and a private office in Washington, D.C., according to Democratic strategists, lawmakers and even administration officials.

“He’s got to say, ‘I messed up, I apologize,’” said Lanny Davis, who handled various investigations as a lawyer in the Clinton White House.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/democratic-allies-grow-frustrated-with-white-house-response-to-biden-s-classified-documents/ar-AA16kGB5?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=78196e3d0ed74ff4b760ebea046d8ad4



This is spinning out of control. The biggest issue I see is the over 2 months separation between when the administration knew about the issue and when (by leak) it was disclosed .......
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Democratic allies grow frustrated with White House response to Biden's classified documents (Original Post) kelly1mm Jan 2023 OP
It's an active investigation dweller Jan 2023 #1
Why didn't the administration disclose to the American public on November 2nd when one of kelly1mm Jan 2023 #5
if he says anything at all agingdem Jan 2023 #12
This message was self-deleted by its author happy feet Jan 2023 #23
This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! happy feet Jan 2023 #24
I get the feeling but he doesn't know how those papers got there Walleye Jan 2023 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author Rebl2 Jan 2023 #4
THIS 👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻 LenaBaby61 Jan 2023 #7
The BBC showed Biden's travel timeline for Dec 2016 & Jan 2017 and he was mostly out of the Hestia Jan 2023 #18
Beau passed away in May 2015 onenote Jan 2023 #25
Maybe his lawyers Rebl2 Jan 2023 #3
Who needs Retrumplicans to attack President Biden when you've got Democratic "allies" maxrandb Jan 2023 #6
Biden's so-called allies should stop expressing their "frustration" agingdem Jan 2023 #11
A-fucking-men. nt BWdem4life Jan 2023 #13
+1 betsuni Jan 2023 #15
Really. I call Cha Jan 2023 #20
What Does 'Democratic Allies' Mean... global1 Jan 2023 #8
I want to know who leaked this to the Chicago CBS reporter. Mawspam2 Jan 2023 #9
Yes, I agree, who leaked this? lucca18 Jan 2023 #10
Probably Lausch or someone who works for him. Lonestarblue Jan 2023 #14
Lausch isn't a judge onenote Jan 2023 #22
"Tight lipped?" Not "forthcoming?" It seems to me the WH has handled the discovery of these Martin68 Jan 2023 #16
Screw them. Most likely Biden wasn't even involved when the documents were moved by aides or staff JohnSJ Jan 2023 #17
What should he say? Mz Pip Jan 2023 #19
Surety and support Marthe48 Jan 2023 #21

kelly1mm

(4,749 posts)
5. Why didn't the administration disclose to the American public on November 2nd when one of
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 11:35 PM
Jan 2023

President Bidens attorneys found the classified documents? At that moment there was no investigation. They could have notified the National Archives, the DOJ and the public all at the same time.

President Biden promised to admit when he made a mistake and be transparent. This smells like a coverup, even if the underlying issue is a 'nothing-burger'

agingdem

(7,887 posts)
12. if he says anything at all
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 04:23 AM
Jan 2023

it should be he supports Garland's decision to appoint a special counsel and will fully cooperate with the DOJ and the special counsel..no man is above the law, be they a former president or a sitting president...

Response to dweller (Reply #1)

happy feet

(882 posts)
24. This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tue Jan 17, 2023, 12:28 PM
Jan 2023

He's already said there is an active investigation by the DOJ - he won't say anything, will let them do their job and Biden and team are already fully cooperating.

Nothing more to be said.

This is media "both sides" are equal bulls..t

Walleye

(31,206 posts)
2. I get the feeling but he doesn't know how those papers got there
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 10:59 PM
Jan 2023

Probably questioning his staff. I keep remembering that this was 2016. His son, Beau, died in 2015 Joe was still deep in the mourning in 2016. Sometimes details can escape a person in that situation

Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

 

Hestia

(3,818 posts)
18. The BBC showed Biden's travel timeline for Dec 2016 & Jan 2017 and he was mostly out of the
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 05:08 AM
Jan 2023

country for that period. The P/B Center docs pertain to the very countries he was traveling to and it sounded like they were situational awareness intel regarding those countries.

His staff packed up his belongings for the move (as most exec's would have done). It sounds like he never opened the boxes after the move as the 10 documents in P/B Center were mixed in with condolence cards from Beau's funeral. It also sounds the same re: documents in his garage, which are supposed to be in the "attic?" area of the garage.

As to why they didn't run to the media like the orange clod/GQP, is, I think, because it is not against the law to have the documents off premise but again, I do not believe that PJB was the one who packed them in the first place. IMNSHO, it seems CBS knew about the doc's before the WH.

It really does seem to be a non-BFD by the GQP.

onenote

(42,908 posts)
25. Beau passed away in May 2015
Tue Jan 17, 2023, 12:32 PM
Jan 2023

In his final weeks in office, a year and a half later, Biden was very busy, traveling to Switzerland and Ukraine, among other things. He wasn't overseeing the packing of his office -- that was delegated to staff

maxrandb

(15,432 posts)
6. Who needs Retrumplicans to attack President Biden when you've got Democratic "allies"
Fri Jan 13, 2023, 11:40 PM
Jan 2023

I remember similar "allies" "frustrated" with Hillary's response to Benghazi.

agingdem

(7,887 posts)
11. Biden's so-called allies should stop expressing their "frustration"
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 04:09 AM
Jan 2023

every time a reporter shoves a microphone in their faces..documents were discovered, the National Archives was notified as was the DOJ..two more sets of documents were discovered, the National Archives was notified as was the DOJ..Garland appointed a special counsel to oversee an investigations...the question as to why Biden's team did not go public in early November is a no-brainer..the midterm election...

I'm guessing Biden encouraged Garland to appoint a special counsel, and because Garland has repeatedly said no man is above the law, be they a former president or a sitting president, he had no choice but to do so..

I am looking forward to Jim Jordan's screeching clown car "investigation" of Biden's documents drama..besides the sheer entertainment value of traitors expressing their bogus outrage, the Democrats will have a field day highlighting GOP hypocrisy every night on cable talk shows...but right now Biden's "allies" have to at least appear to support both the President and Garland's decision to appoint a special counsel and continue to contrast Biden's cooperation with the DOJ/the special counsel to Trump's outrageous lies/ denials/threats/stall tactics, and his vicious Jack Smith broadsides on his social media platform..

Mawspam2

(751 posts)
9. I want to know who leaked this to the Chicago CBS reporter.
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 12:51 AM
Jan 2023

Garland assigns Chicago-based, Trump-appointed Lausch to look into the matter on 11/14. Then on Monday a Chicago-based CBS reporter gets tipped. Who did it?

Nobody knew about the Trump docs until the search a year later.

https://thehill.com/policy/national-security/3810913-timeline-of-biden-classified-document-discoveries/amp/

lucca18

(1,247 posts)
10. Yes, I agree, who leaked this?
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 03:23 AM
Jan 2023

I am glad that President Biden didn’t say anything at the start, about the ongoing review of the documents.

It would still have been a continuous feeding frenzy by the media, that unfortunately is happening right now.

The way the media is responding to this; it is Hillary’s emails and Benghazi all over again.

Lonestarblue

(10,231 posts)
14. Probably Lausch or someone who works for him.
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 06:44 AM
Jan 2023

Garland could have chosen other Republican judges appointed by someone other than Trump. Instead he chose a Trump appointee who recommended the Special Counsel and a Trump administration official who worked directly with Rosenstein—the person who prevented Mueller from investigating Trump’s financial ties to Russia. Garland could have chosen a more neutral prosecutor as well.

onenote

(42,908 posts)
22. Lausch isn't a judge
Tue Jan 17, 2023, 12:21 PM
Jan 2023

He was a United States Attorney, named by Trump and confirmed by the Senate on a voice vote with no objection and was just about the only Trump US Attorney that Biden kept on after he took office.

Martin68

(23,037 posts)
16. "Tight lipped?" Not "forthcoming?" It seems to me the WH has handled the discovery of these
Sat Jan 14, 2023, 12:14 PM
Jan 2023

documents by the book, immediately reporting it to the authorities and providing full cooperation. If they rend't making a big deal about it, it might be because there is no big deal to be made. there doesn't seem to be any evidence of planned illegal activity, and it will be up to the authorities with jurisdiction in the case to report on their investigation as it unfolds.

Mz Pip

(27,472 posts)
19. What should he say?
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 03:05 PM
Jan 2023

He cooperating. He’s not making up stories.

Seriously, what’s he supposed to say? Let the investigation play out.

Marthe48

(17,176 posts)
21. Surety and support
Sun Jan 15, 2023, 04:45 PM
Jan 2023

President Biden is not the same as the r traitor(s). For that reason alone, we have assurance that he had no insidious plan to use the documents against his own country. So let's support him until we can't.

If the records weren't planted, then it was an oversight by staff who packed and moved Mr. Biden's ofice and personal effects. Between the shocking loss of the White House to a traitor, and even worse a shocking personal loss, then V.P. Biden and his staff were turning 180 to cope with moving a high power office in place for 8 years. And please note, unlike the idiots who spent 4 years running the government into the ground while the pillaged the treasury, President Obama, V.P. Biden and the rest of the Executive Branch worked to the last minute before the traitors got their hands on the reins of power.

The leaks are concerning. I have much less confidence in the media, the people leaking this information, and the presentation by the media of this leaked information. Somebody is either going off half-cocked, or somebody is promoting a smear campaign, based on the least rumor possible. We know who is good at that.

swift boating, Bengazi, email servers, birth certificates, laptops, documents. How good r's and their agents are at murdering reputations.


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