(ConservativeSense.com) – President Biden’s aides are reportedly panicking about “embarrassing details” in a Special Counsel report into his handling of classified documents. According to an Axios report published on February 4, the aides do not expect to face criminal charges but are concerned about the publication of photographs revealing how and where the documents were stored. Special Counsel Robert Hur is investigating the discovery of classified papers at Biden’s home in Delaware and his former offices at the University of Pennsylvania.
Referring to documents found at Donald Trump’s Florida home, the Axios report states, “Any photos of those storage practices could cause a political storm similar to what happened after the release of photos of Trump storing documents at Mar-a-Lago.”
The President’s attorneys discovered a box of files at the Penn Biden Center in November 2022, and media reports emerged in January 2023. Within days, further reports highlighted subsequent findings in a car in Biden’s Delaware garage, and the President defended himself by saying, “My Corvette is in a locked garage. It’s not like it’s sitting out in the street.”
Republicans immediately compared Biden’s treatment by law enforcement agencies with Trump’s, who faces several criminal charges, including willful retention of national defense information, for keeping documents at Mar-a-Lago.
The FBI sensationally raided Trump’s Florida estate in August 2022 looking for the files. More than 11,000 documents were found, including around 100 marked classified. A furious Trump accused the FBI and the Justice Department of election interference, while Floridian Governor Ron DeSantis said the raid was an example of the “weaponization” of the federal government against conservatives.
The criminal indictment against the former President, however, states that he placed the United States in danger and undermined its allies and military personnel, as well as the “continued viability of sensitive intelligence collection methods.”
Trump’s trial on 37 counts, including violations of the Espionage Act, is scheduled for May.
His aide, Walt Nauta, will be tried for making false statements and conspiring to obstruct justice.
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