Republicans, like Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO), continue to willfully ignore the fact that the classified documents situation between Biden and Trump is not the same.
Following the news, Hawley tweeted: Biden aides find more classified documents at second location From when he was vice president, and turned them over to the National Archives:
special advisor https://t.co/omuc8YuAz8
— Josh Hawley (@HawleyMO) January 11, 2023
As a former state attorney general, Hawley knew what he was pushing was partisan bullshit.
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Donald Trump took classified documents, lied to the National Archives and the FBI that he had them, refused to turn them over when it was discovered that he did have them, lied about handing them over, and resisted efforts to get them back , and asked the FBI to seize documents from his estate.
President Biden’s team discovers classified documentsturned them over to the National Archives, did an exhaustive search, found more documents, and turned them over as well.
There would be no special counsel investigating Trump if he had not declared his candidacy to avoid prosecution.
The special counsel only became necessary when Trump announced his third bid for the presidency. No special counsel is required until Biden files his paperwork to become a 2024 candidate.
Republicans are trying to confuse and push false equivalence, but people need to be smart and understand that the two situations have little in common outside of the basics.
Jason is the managing editor. He is also a congressional correspondent for the White House Press Fellowship and PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, specializing in social reform movements.
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