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Saturday, January 14, 2023

The Associated Press' Chris Megerian: Biden Secret Documents: Nothing to see here -It's all Trump's fault

According to the AP, it all started with Trump making a big deal about Hillary's emails.  

 Hillary Clinton’s presidential dreams were undermined by her use of a private email server that included classified information.

You see, it was all about a server, not a word about destroying the evidence by wiping the server to Bleach Bit" 30,000 emails.

Donald Trump has risked criminal charges by refusing to return top-secret records to the government after leaving the White House.

Notice that "Trump's" a "criminal" and his records are "Top Secret"

And now misplaced files with classified markings has led to another investigation that’s causing a political and legal headache for President Joe Biden.

Now Biden just "misplaced" some "classified" files (how classified?), causing poor Joe a "headache."

But nothing to see here because this happens all the time.  Mergerian trots out a Michael Hayden acolyte.  The same Michael Hayden who thinks that Trump should be executed for his crimes.  This Michael Hayden:

Forget al Qaeda, ISIS, Iran, Russia or China — former CIA Director Michael Hayden thinks the most dangerous people he’s ever seen are … Republicans.

The retired Air Force four-star general wholeheartedly concurred Wednesday night with an Aug. 12 Twitter post by Financial Times associate editor Edward Luce that read: “I’ve covered extremism and violent ideologies around the world over my career. Have never come across a political force more nihilistic, dangerous & contemptible than today’s Republicans. Nothing close.”

But I digress.  

Larry Pfeiffer, a former intelligence official, said the situation with Trump’s documents is far different than ones he encountered while working in government.

During the time that Pfeiffer was CIA chief of staff, classified files turned up in the wrong place in presidential libraries a handful of times, he said.

“It just happens,” said Pfeiffer, now director of the Michael V. Hayden Center for Intelligence, Policy and International Security at George Mason University. “Mistakes get made, and stuff gets found.”

He said that seems more likely to be the case regarding the documents with classified markings that were found at an office used by Biden at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement after his term as vice president ended.

Biden’s personal lawyers discovered the documents and contacted the White House counsel’s office, and the National Archives picked up the records the next day.

The situation appears like “an average, run-of-the-mill mistake” that’s “being handled in a by-the-book, textbook fashion,” Pfeiffer said.

"Mistakes get made and stuff gets found." What a change of tone when the top Democrat is found stuffing government secrets in his office closet and this garage.

We can only conclude that Biden's headache is all Trump's fault.

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