Joe Biden Is A Threat To National Security
On Thursday afternoon, Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report highlighted a significant problem with Joe Biden. Much has been discussed about the damning assessment of Biden’s cognitive abilities, but the report also revealed Biden’s willful and reckless disregard for classified information that put national security at risk.
There’s no way to sugarcoat the fact that Hur’s investigation exposed an alarming pattern of behavior. The classified information mishandled by Biden included sensitive details about U.S. intelligence sources, military programs, and intelligence activities in Afghanistan. This egregious violation undermines the very essence of safeguarding national security, as these materials were recovered from various locations in Biden’s Delaware home, including open boxes in his garage—even though Biden was most certainly well versed in the proper handling of classified documents from his decades of experience on Capitol Hill and the White House.
“Ultimately, what Robert Hur says in this report is essentially the technical elements of a crime—it appears Robert Hur saying—were met,” CNN legal analyst Elie Honig admitted. “And he takes into consideration things like […] Joe Biden would have created a sympathetic picture in front of a jury. He had memory issues, he had age issues, and that goes into, did he—was he able to form the mental intent here?”
The gravity of the situation becomes even more apparent when juxtaposed with Biden’s misleading statements during his unannounced speech Thursday night.
He began by directly contradicting a key fact in the report.
“I’ve seen headlines since the report was released about my willful retention of documents. This assertion is not only misleading; it’s just plain wrong.”
Except it’s not.
The second paragraph of the report’s executive summary states:
Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen. These materials included (1) marked classified documents about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, and (2) notebooks containing Mr. Biden's handwritten entries about issues of national security and foreign policy implicating sensitive intelligence sources and methods. FBI agents recovered these materials from the garage, offices, and basement den in Mr. Biden's Wilmington, Delaware home.
Biden's denial of sharing classified information with his ghostwriter also directly contradicts the findings in Hur’s report.
“I did not share classified information,” he claimed. “I did not share—”
“With your ghostwriter,” a reporter interjected.
“With my ghostwriter, I did not,” he said. “I guarantee you, did not.”
Except that he did. “There is evidence that, after his vice presidency, Mr. Biden willfully retained marked classified documents about Afghanistan and unmarked classified handwritten notes in his notebooks, both of which he stored in unsecured places in his home,” the report detailed. “He had no legal authority to do so, and his retention of these materials, and disclosure of classified information from his notebooks to his ghostwriter, risked serious damage to America's national security.”
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He also claimed that all classified material was secure. “All the stuff that was in my home was in filing cabinets that were either locked or able to be locked,” Biden claimed.
This is also not true, and the report has photos proving that boxes were left carelessly in Biden’s garage. “Among the places Mr. Biden’s lawyers found classified documents in the garage was a damaged, opened box containing numerous hanging folders, file folders, and binders,” the report explained.
The implications of Biden’s actions extend far beyond concerns about his advanced age and cognitive decline; they also raise serious concerns about our nation’s national security. Biden had been hoarding classified documents for years, improperly storing and disclosing them to unauthorized people. This is a crime for which the average person would face consequences.
“Imagine a private citizen ‘willfully retaining and disclosing’ classified material,” former U.S. Attorney Brett Tolman observed on X/Twitter. “I’ve had several clients in that category. Every single one was charged.”
But the rules don’t apply to Biden. He’s a Democrat. He’s old. He’s senile.
And he’s not Trump.