President Joe Biden’s “Document-gate” scandal has been consuming U.S. legacy media and political punditry since it was first disclosed on Jan. 9 that Biden’s lawyers “found” classified documents at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.
A subsequent discovery of additional classified documents at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, morphed the scandal’s title to “Corvette-gate,” as the documents were found where Biden’s 1967 Corvette was garaged.
As usual, the legacy media have focused on the political aspects of the scandal, that is, how the in-process investigation and disclosures will affect the political future of the occupant of the Oval Office. How and when did the documents get there? Why were the classified documents found there outside of the knowledge of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)? Why did Biden’s lawyers find them? Why did it take two months to publicly disclose the finding of those classified documents? Is there a political motive behind the disclosures now (conspiracy theories abound)? Why was former President Donald Trump’s home raided by the FBI while no raid was conducted on either of the Biden Center locations or Biden’s several residences? How will the scandal affect Biden’s political future?…