Garland reveals garage batch was found on December 20 as DOJ was notified of another discovery TODAY
- Garland announced a special counsel to investigate
- Robert K. Hur is a former federal prosecutor who was appointed by Trump
- Move came after lawyers discovered more classified files in Biden’s home
- Republicans had demanded a special counsel look into matter
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the classified documents discovered in the D.C. think tank and Wilmington home of Joe Biden.
Robert K. Hur, a former federal prosecutor appointed to that position by Donald Trump, was selected to fill the role. The White House said they will cooperate with Kur and are ‘confident’ the investigation will show the files were ‘inadvertently misplaced.’
‘This appointment underscores for the public the department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters, and to making decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law,’ Garland said.
Democrats faced a flood of criticism from Republicans, who had demanded a special counsel. Garland’s announcement came as pressure is building on the White House to explain how the documents were in Biden’s possession, why their existence wasn’t announced until after the midterm election and what was being done about it.
‘We are confident that a thorough review will show that these documents were inadvertently misplaced, and the President and his lawyers acted promptly upon discovery of this mistake,’ Richard Sauber, White House special counsel, said in a statement about Hur’s appointment.
This could mark a major turning point in Biden’s presidency. He has steered clear of legal problems thus far even as Republicans have targeted the business dealings of his son Hunter Biden and have launched a special committee to probe the ‘weaponization’ of the federal government.
In his short statement on Thursday, Garland revealed a detailed timeline of when the documents were originally discovered and how the initial Justice Department investigation began.
In total, there have been three discoveries of classified materials – at the Penn-Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.; in Biden’s garage at his Wilmington, Del., home; and an additional discovery at Biden’s Wilmington home.
Garland said the Archives informed the DoJ of the first discovery on Nov. 4th and the FBI began an investigation five days later.
On Nov. 14th, Garland assigned the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John Lausch, to determine if a special counsel was needed. Lausch would ultimately make such a recommendation.
On Dec. 20th, Biden’s personal attorney told Lausch that additional files were found in Biden’s Wilmington garage.
The Justice Department was informed of the third discovery on Thursday morning – the same day as the special counsel announcement and the same day the White House announced additional classified materials was found in Biden’s possession at his Wilmington home.
Peter Doocy: “Another one on GarageGate. What is the White House trying to hide?”
Biden Held ‘Stolen’ Classified Docs at His Delaware Home AND the Secret Service Kept No Records of Visitors While They Were There
Vice Presidents, like anyone else, cannot take government records.
This is truly frightening.
We know the Biden family committed unsavory actions. These facts surrounding the Biden family hiding top secret documents at their house in Deleware are very concerning and a danger to the country’s national security.
Attorney Mike Davis explained on Steve Bannon’s War Room that these documents at his home were stolen by Joe when he left office in 2017.
Steve Bannan asked Davis to clarify the word “stole”. He noted that no one has ever “accused President Trump of stealing records.”
“The former Vice President Joe Biden did not have these same privileges as Vice President as President’s do. Vice Presidents, like anyone else, cannot take government records. They can’t take Vice Presidential records when they leave office and they certainly can’t take classified records.
The President can take Presidential records when he leaves office, whether they’re classified or not. No one else can and so that’s the issue.
Vice President Joe Biden absolutely stole government records. He absolutely stole classified records when he left office by the mere fact that they are in his possession. He moved them at least once when he left office, on January 20, 2017. He moved them again when he moved into the Biden Penn Office at 101 Constitution Avenue in February of 2018.
He apparently has other stolen records at another location.
Watch entire interview below:
But what is more frightening is that we have no idea who has visited the Biden homes in Delaware because the Secret Service claimed months ago that they have no records of visitors.
TGP reported last April:
In all, Biden has spent over 25% of his presidency stationed at his Delaware homes, which consists of him taking “personal time” while also conducting official and unofficial business. However, during the past year-plus, the USSS did not record any of Biden’s visitors at all.
The admission from the agency came in response to a FOIA request from the NY Post. When the outlet asked for records about who was visiting Biden, the USSS officer Kevin Tyrell was forced to admit they didn’t have them, because they didn’t exist.
The fact that the Bidens maintained classified stolen documents at their home and we have no idea who had the opportunity to review these documents is frightening.
The Bidens are again involved in very serious criminal activity.
GOP wants answers over WH refusal to release Biden’s Delaware visitor logs after document discovery
The discovery of classified documents in a storage space in the garage of President Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home has brought fresh scrutiny to the White House’s refusal to release the visitor logs for the president’s private home.
In October, the Secret Service said they couldn’t find any records that identify visitors to the Delaware homes that the president has traveled to more than 50 times since taking office.
Visitor logs for presidential residences are traditionally made public, though former President Donald Trump did not release records for the White House or his residences.
Responding to a Freedom of Information Act request from The New York Post last fall, the Secret Service said at the time that the search for visitor logs “produced no responsive records.”
On Thursday, after the White House revealed that documents with classified markings were found in a storage space in Biden’s garage, with another document being located in an adjacent room, Republicans renewed their calls for transparency.
“The more evidence that is revealed shows the need for true oversight that will shine a light on any and all illegal activity. We need to know why President Biden has refused to release his visitor logs at his Delaware residences while classified documents were hidden in the garage when foreign visitors with off-the-books meetings could have had access to this information,” said Rep. Elise Stefanik, New York Republican, in a statement.
Ms. Stefanik said the issue is one of national security.
Rep Guy Reschenthaler, Pennsylvania Republican, also called for more transparency.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Pelosi Laughs and Avoids Answering When Asked About Biden Docs
Nancy Pelosi’s Other Legacy: A Mountain of Debt for Our Children
When Pelosi became minority leader in 2003, the national debt stood at $6.2 trillion. When she turns over the speaker’s gavel, the national debt will be $31.5 trillion.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi officially stepped away from leadership last week after two decades directing the political agenda of House Democrats.
There’s no denying the historic nature of the California lawmaker’s tenure, whose leadership began in 2002 when she became the first woman elected House minority whip. She’d go on to take up the gavel of House speaker twice (from 2007–2011 and 2019–2023), making her the only female House speaker in history and one of a few to serve nonconsecutive terms.
As far as political careers go, Pelosi’s has been a clear success. Yet as journalists write hagiographic portraits of her career, one aspect of Pelosi’s legacy has received little attention: the massive federal debt accumulated since she ascended to leadership in Washington.
When Pelosi became minority leader in 2003, the national debt stood at $6.2 trillion. When she turns over the speaker’s gavel, the national debt will be $31.5 trillion. In other words, about 80 percent of the debt accumulated in all of U.S. history was accrued since Pelosi ascended to a leadership position in Congress.
This does not mean, of course, that Pelosi is solely responsible for the debt crisis facing the United States. The list of those who deserve blame is long, and it includes members of both major political parties.
That said, it’s difficult to find a single politician in either party who bears more responsibility than Pelosi. For years, she talked a tough game about pay-as-you-go rules in the House, ostensibly designed to prevent new deficit spending, yet the U.S. government racked up an unprecedented amount of deficit spending on her watch.
“No other Speaker, President, or Senate Majority Leader, can even come close to her indubitable record of deficit spending,” Kentucky Rep. Thomas Massie contends.
Many progressives will deny this, of course. They’ll shrug off the anti-democratic process. They’ll argue that passing Obamacare was a moral imperative and blame the debt on the government’s 20-year excursion in Afghanistan (a war Pelosi voted for). They’ll decry Republican tax cuts “for the rich.”
This two-step is to be expected. Meanwhile, the country’s debt-to-GDP ratio has reached 122 percent, higher than the maximum sustainable level, according to International Monetary Fund economists.
Despite the daunting figures (and historic inflation), the spending orgy continues in Washington.
On top of the $1.7 trillion omnibus bill recently passed, many are pushing to “cancel” student-loan debts, a policy Pelosi supports (though she threw a wrench in the works by admitting that the president lacks the authority to pass it unilaterally). Medicare for All and universal pre-k education remain high-priority targets.
That Democrats have no serious plan to pay for any of this doesn’t seem to bother them. They appear content to pass the bills on to future generations. This is not socialism in the traditional sense, but it calls to mind French economist Frédéric Bastiat’s quip that “the state is that great fiction by which everyone tries to live at the expense of everyone else.”
Though Americans might not see the costs of these policies, they do exist. The government currently spends $400 billion per year just to finance the interest on its debt. Those costs are expected to reach $1.2 trillion annually by 2032.
“Within 10 years the federal government will spend more on interest costs than it has historically spent on R&D, infrastructure, and education combined,” researchers at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation concluded.
Americans were warned about this.
George Washington warned at length about the destructive nature of debt, and he was joined by Ben Franklin, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson, the latter of whom called public debt “the greatest of the dangers to be feared.”
Fortunately for Pelosi, the problem is no longer hers. She’s riding off into the sunset a very rich woman.
We don’t know how future historians will view the former speaker’s tenure, but it’s safe to say that the founders would have viewed her legacy as a disaster.