The White House and Justice Department (DOJ) have been accused of conspiring to cover up the classified document scandal involving Joe Biden from the American people until news of the incident was leaked to the press. This action is in direct contradiction to claims made by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on January 12, who stated that “there was transparency in doing what you’re supposed to do when these items were discovered.”
The initial incident at Biden Penn Center was confirmed by the White House when contacted by CBS News, but they chose to withhold any additional information from the public, including details about a second batch of documents found at Biden’s home in Wilmington. This has been corroborated by reports from The Washington Post, which have noted various attempts made by both Biden’s personal attorneys and Justice Department investigators for keeping this matter hidden from public view.
However, it appears that these efforts may have not been successful since news of this scandal still managed to be revealed. A number of questions remain unanswered such as why exactly did the White House and DOJ choose to keep this issue a secret? How long were they planning on concealing it? And why wasn’t the public informed sooner? Furthermore, some are concerned that there could potentially be other stories like this where important information is being withheld without their knowledge or consent.
Whatever the answer may be, it’s clear that there has been an attempt to keep this particular story under wraps and away from public scrutiny. It remains unknown if similar cases exist but it does raise serious concerns about how much transparency there really is with regards to government information and its dissemination.
The lack of transparency surrounding this issue has prompted scrutiny from critics who are now wondering what could have caused Biden’s attorneys to search for illegally stored documents in the first place. The White House has yet to provide an answer – or any other detail – on this point, apart from reiterating their stance that they will not comment while a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department carries out an ongoing review.
This controversy raises a number of questions regarding truth and justice, with many now questioning just how much information and evidence has been kept hidden by this administration as well as whether or not justice will be served as it relates to any illegal activity that may have taken place. Until more details about this situation come to light and all facts are considered, it’s difficult for anyone outside of those directly involved in this investigation to make an informed assessment.