Republicans are wrongly calling for a particular counsel to analyze Biden-classified paperwork
Republicans like Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) continue to purposely overlook the point that the Biden and Trump confidential document cases are not the same.
Hawley tweeted after the news that Biden’s aides had found more secret documents from his vice presidential days at a second location and handed them over to the National Archives:
Special Counsel https://t.co/omuc8YuAz8
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 11, 2023
As a former Attorney General, Hawley knows what he is promoting is partisan BS.
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Donald Trump took classified documents, lied to the National Archives and the FBI about having them, refused to release them when it turned out he had them, lied about the documents being handed over, resisted efforts to get the documents back, and requested the FBI to confiscate the documents from his property.
President Biden’s team uncovered the classified documents, turned them over to the National Archives, conducted an exhaustive search, found other documents, and turned them over as well.
There would be no special counsel investigating Trump if he did not declare his candidacy to avoid indictment.
The special counsel only became necessary when Trump announced his third presidential candidacy. No special attorney is required until Biden files the paperwork as a 2024 candidate.
Republicans are trying to muddy the waters and push a false equivalency, but people need to be smart and understand that the two situations have little in common outside of basic circumstances.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
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