Joe Biden’s private attorney Robert Bauer, former Obama White House Counsel and former Perkins Coie top lawyer, released Saturday morning a timeline of the four incidences of discoveries of classified documents in the private office and home of Biden over the past three months. The timeline offers the clearest admission that Biden, the Department of Justice and the National Archives kept these discoveries of grave breaches of national security from the American people until it was leaked to CBS News last Monday. Media reports state that some of the documents were marked Top Secret/SCI.
CBS News has learned that the classified documents recovered from the Penn Biden Center and President Biden’s Delaware home number roughly 20 and include materials marked “Top Secret.” Meanwhile, the White House continues to struggle to answer any questions. pic.twitter.com/4F9DgFYhhp
— CBS Evening News (@CBSEveningNews) January 13, 2023
Bauer’s timeline runs from the initial reported discovery on November 2, 2022 at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. to the latest–but probably not the last–discovery Thursday night at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware. Bauer admits that the searches have been performed by lawyers who do not hold security clearances. There are no reports or admissions that the FBI has done any searches.
Part of statement from Biden personal attorney Bob Bauer says lawyers “have attempted to balance the importance of public transparency where appropriate with the established norms and limitations necessary to protect the investigation’s integrity.” pic.twitter.com/ag9svWT7z7
— Brett Samuels (@Brett_Samuels27) January 14, 2023
A more complete timeline of Biden documents — when and where they were discovered, and what was done with them — as just provided by the president’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer. pic.twitter.com/5U9GLd2vQe
— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 14, 2023
Bauer’s statement does not say why the initial search at the Penn Biden took place or why the personal attorneys returned to D.C. Wednesday night after searching Biden’s Wilmington and Rehoboth but waited until Thursday morning to tell the DOJ another classified document had been found. Nor does it state when Biden was informed of the discoveries. In fact there is no mention by Bauer of any interaction with Biden or his White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber.
Sauber issued a statement Saturday morning filling in some of the holes in Bauer’s tick-tock of the latest discovery on Thursday that was billed by the White House as a “clarifying” statement, “Statement from White House Counsel’s Office clarifying a prior statement, releasing additional information about the process, and stressing ongoing direct cooperation with DOJ and the Special Counsel”
Source, Biden White House scandal spox Ian Sams:
Statement from White House Counsel’s Office clarifying a prior statement, releasing additional information about the process, and stressing ongoing direct cooperation with DOJ and the Special Counsel: pic.twitter.com/OUffIVZ82H
— Ian Sams (@IanSams46) January 14, 2023
Why did the FBI not search Biden’s Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware homes on Friday after the latest discoveries on Wednesday and Thursday? Why was Biden allowed to return to the scene of the crime at his Wilmington home this weekend?
Biden is spending the holiday weekend at his Wilmington home where he has nothing on his schedule for Saturday (except searching for more classified documents?)
This weekend, #Biden has 2 things on his public schedule, per WH:
— Devon Heinen (@DevonHeinen) January 14, 2023
Biden, who was first elected to the Senate in 1972 and had a front row seat to the Watergate scandal that took down Richard Nixon and the later Clinton impeachment scandal in the 1990s, has inexplicably chosen the Nixon White House model of scandal management: the “modified limited hangout” of releasing damaging information in drips and drabs, rather then that advocated by former Clinton scandal lawyer Lanny Davis: “Tell it all, tell it early, tell it yourself.”
Sauber has already admitted Biden is guilty of mishandling the classified document in a statement released Thursday, saying they were “inadvertently misplaced.”
Statement from the White House on continued cooperation with the Justice Department and the Special Counsel: pic.twitter.com/pVS46b2KII
— Ian Sams (@IanSams46) January 12, 2023
The latest classified documents were found Thursday night by White House lawyer Sauber yet White House Press Secretary Karine Kean-Pierre was sent out Thursday and Friday to mislead the press and public about the searches.
COVER UP: On Thursday, the White House said SIX TIMES the search for classified documents was complete.
More classified documents were just discovered. pic.twitter.com/X8qwe7ZlZM
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 14, 2023
Karine Jean-Pierre on the “discovery” of classified materials in Biden’s home, office, and garage: “The actions that we took were right actions.” pic.twitter.com/hQFyKedZYk
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 13, 2023