Walter Shaub was the ethics chief in the Obama administration, but he isn’t holding back on what he thinks about President Biden’s ethics.
Shaub slammed the president during an interview this week regarding the classified documents that were found in his home and a think tank under his name.
“It’s nothing like Trump’s deliberate refusal to return classified records demanded by the National Archives, but Biden’s own retention of classified records reflects an inexcusable neglect of the most basic security protocols,” Shaub told Fox News. “The fact that the White House didn’t mention that records were found in more than one location when first asked about them was a breach of trust with the public and a self-inflicted wound.”
Shaub kept his criticism going, “Based on what we know so far, it seems unlikely that he’s at risk of any of legal consequences, but I’m glad Garland appointed a special counsel to show even-handed treatment of the current and former president.”
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Thursday that he was appointing former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel in this case. Hur served in the Trump administration. This move came after U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John Lausch, did an initial review of the case and recommended to Garland that he appoint a special counsel.
This all became necessary when a personal attorney for Biden found 10 classified documents in the president’s private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.
This discovery was made on November 2, right before the midterms, but it was not made public until just recently. And then a second set of classified documents were found in Biden’s Delaware home garage, a home that was rented to the president’s son, Hunter.
It’s good to see people like Shaub, telling the truth about Biden’s ethics.