President Joe Biden, who has benefited from a friendly media while inflation skyrocketed as he waged war with Russia, faces the biggest political challenge of his presidency: the misuse of top-secret documents found in various locations after his term as vice president in the Obama White House.
David Gergen, an establishment political commentator, and former Bill Clinton adviser, fired the first shot across Biden’s bow.
He told CNN that Biden stands to be badly damaged by the discovery.
“How big a mess is this for the Biden administration?” Anderson Cooper, the CNN anchor, asked.
“It’s very, very big,” Gergen said. “Not legally but politically, it’s a very big deal.”
Gergen said it seemed that Biden was “marching upward” for the first time in his presidency, but he cannot understand why the White House didn’t do more to get in front of the story.
He credited the White House for “being cooperative” with the government but did not understand why his administration was not forthcoming with the media.
“The long delay in putting it out there is going to encourage people to believe, ‘What are they hiding?’”
A federal law enforcement official told CBS that agents found 10 documents marked classified at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, along with top-secret material. The report said a leak of top secret information could result in “exceptionally grave damage.”
The report noted that fewer than 10 documents were marked classified at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware. The president told reporters that the documents were locked in a garage next to his vintage Corvette.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has no choice but to name a special counsel, Robert Hur, to investigate.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., chairman of the House Oversight Committee, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that the committee has “a lot of questions,” in particular how the secret documents ended up at the two locations.
Comer penned a letter to Ron Klain, White House chief of staff, calling for more information and stating the “mishandling of classified materials raises the issue of whether he has jeopardized our national security.”
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