Why Trump And Biden’s Document Scandal Isn’t So Different

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On ‘Sunday Night in America with Trey Gowdy’ former deputy assistant attorney general, John Yoo discussed the two different classified document investigations and cases.

Currently, both President Biden and former President Trump are under investigation by the Department of Justice because of the classified documents that were found in their possession.

However, as Yoo noted that while there are key differences in the cases, the “rule of law and the Constitution ” demand that the two cases be treated similarly.

Trump’s investigation first started after the FBI raided his Mar-a-Lago home and seized hundreds of classified documents. Biden’s case is different as the first batch of classified documents was located by Biden’s lawyers as they were clearing his private office at the Penn Biden Center on Nov. 2, 2022. Since then three more batches of classified documents have been found in his Delaware home.

As Yoo pointed out, one of the important differences right now is that we don’t yet have all of the details that relate to Biden’s case. This is especially true as new batches of documents seem to be popping up every few days. Another important point to make is that by the sound of the two cases Trump had a large number of documents in his possession, especially when compared to Biden. Finally, it is important to remember that Trump repeatedly refused to return the documents that were found in his possession.

Yoo also referred to some of the recent information regarding Biden’s case about how the documents not only originate from Biden’s time in the Obama administration but that some are even older and they come from his time in the Senate.

Yoo also pointed out that the most important thing in relation to these documents is to understand exactly what happened to them, where they have been and the national security risks and harms they impose.