(Presidentialwire.com)- The “Under 12 Total” argument offered by CNN this week of President Joe Biden’s purported mishandling of sensitive documents fell apart on Wednesday as it was reported that a second group of classified documents had been discovered in a different place.
When it was revealed that ten documents with classified markings were discovered in Biden’s former office at the Penn Biden Center, founded in 2018, mainstream media outlets rushed to his defense.
According to reports, the records from Biden’s time as vice president included briefings with military and intelligence material about Iran, Ukraine, and the UK. Declassification powers only belong to the president.
Despite the fact that Trump had the power to declassify materials, CNN attempted to portray Biden’s allegedly improper handling of classified information as less severe than Trump’s alleged abuse of the same materials. Furthermore, there was no way for CNN to be confident that the documents mishandled at the Penn Biden Center were the only ones.
However, NBC News reported on Wednesday that at least one more batch of top-secret records had been discovered by Biden’s staff at a different site related to him.
A little over an hour before that revelation, at the White House Press Briefing on Wednesday, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre failed to respond to inquiries regarding whether then-former Vice President Biden had utilized other offices where more secret materials may have been held.
Biden had criticized Trump for careless handling secret papers the year before, following the FBI raid on Trump’s private property in Mar-a-Lago, Florida.
No searches of Biden’s homes or workplaces have been conducted; instead, his staffers and attorneys have been tasked with finding any sensitive information that Biden may have mismanaged or misplaced in any of the places he frequented or resided. The security clearance required to handle sensitive information is unknown for any of them.