It’s pretty clear the establishment in the DNC doesn’t want Biden to run in 2024.
Most people believed that Biden’s health would eventually be the reason he would step down. However, Joe seemed to defy party bosses and started making moves to modify the 2024 Democrat presidential primary in his favor.
Then all of a sudden, classified documents are found in Biden’s possession.
Usually, the most ardent supporters of the President would rush to side but not this time. Not even Rep. Adam Schiff is aiding Biden.
During his appearance on ABC’s “This Week” with Jonathan Karl, Schiff said Congress should get a damage assessment and agreed with the appointment of a Special Counsel.
“I still would like to see Congress do its own assessment of — and receive an assessment from the intelligence community of whether there was an exposure to others of these documents, whether there was harm to national security, on the case of either set of documents with either president,” Schiff said. “But, yes, I think the special counsel was appropriately appointed.”
Whatever is going on inside DC there is definitely no love between congressional Democrats and Joe Biden.
KARL: All right, let’s get the Democratic response from Congressman Adam Schiff, the outgoing chair of the House Intelligence Committee.
Congressman Schiff, you were on this show just after Attorney General Garland appointed a special counsel in the case of the Trump documents. You said it was the right move. Do you feel the same way about this special counsel?
REP. ADAM SCHIFF, (D-CA): I do think it’s the right move. The attorney general has to make sure that not only is justice evenly applied, but the appearances of justice are also satisfactory to the public. And here, I don’t think he had any choice but to appoint a special counsel. And I think that special counsel will do the proper assessment.
I still would like to see Congress do its own assessment of — and receive an assessment from the intelligence community of whether there was an exposure to others of these documents, whether there was harm to national security, on the case of either set of documents with either president. But, yes, I think the special counsel was appropriately appointed.
Jonathan, if I could also, though, because my state is still trying to dig out from these terrible storms, I want to thank the president for making an emergency declaration and let Californians know that in the three most affected counties they can now apply for help in terms of rebuilding their homes and their businesses and that other counties need to report their damage as soon as possible so they can qualify for relief as well.
KARL: Yes, thank you for that.
Back to the – to the documents.
You raise the possibility of those national security assessment. Is it possible that national security was jeopardized here as – as many, including you, raised that possibility with the Mar-a-Lago documents?
SCHIFF: I don’t think we can exclude the possibility without knowing more of the facts. We have asked for an assessment in the intelligence community of the Mar-a-Lago documents. I think we ought to get that same assessment of the documents found in the – in the think tank, as well as the home of President Biden. I’d like to know what these documents were. I’d like to know what the IC’s assessment is, whether there was any risk of exposure and what the harm would be and whether any mitigation needs to be done. I think that would be appropriate and consistent with what we requested in the case of Mar-a-Lago.