Anyone who expected the mainstream media and federal bureaucracy to sweep President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents under the rug might have been surprised by the frequent news reports and Justice Department investigation into the matter.
Not only would attempting to dismiss the issue blatantly expose the hypocrisy of those who made a big deal out of the documents removed from former President Donald Trump’s private residence in Florida, but U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) thinks there is another reason for the attention to this scandal.
By connecting the multiple stashes of classified documents found at Biden’s home and former office to the Biden family’s questionable business ties, Paul believes there is a coordinated effort between Democratic operatives and the mainstream media to ensure that the president does not seek another term in 2024.
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During a recent Fox News Channel interview, he said: “I think if you watch the news cycle, there’s a startling difference in the last week or two, particularly over the classified documents and perhaps over some of the corruption charges with Hunter Biden.”
Noting that news outlets had “been steadfast in ignoring this, you know, for years and really not reporting on it at all,” the senator opined that there is a whisper campaign aimed at replacing Biden on the presidential ballot.
“I think the fact that they’re reporting on it now if I had to guess, if we were in the boardroom of some of these left-wing media outlets, what we’d be hearing is: it’s time to sort of ease him out, make sure that he knows that he can’t run again, in case he’s rumbling that he might run again,” Paul said.
News of the classified documents came just as Biden was expected to announce his intentions regarding the upcoming presidential election.
As White House chief of staff Ron Klain, who is reportedly on his way out, said late last year: “The president will make that decision. I expect it shortly after the holiday.”
Klain added that he believed Biden’s intention was to seek another term in the White House.
Paul disagreed with that assessment, noting that “most of us have suspected that he wouldn’t run again.”
Nevertheless, he concluded that Democrats seemed to need a strategy that would prevent him from launching a re-election bid if he did decide to run.
“I think they want to make sure he’s pushed enough that he knows he can’t run again so they can start looking for a new candidate,” Paul said.