Only a fool would consider this news shocking. On Sunday, a journalist Arizona Republic A major article revealed that Biden was reckless with top-secret documents as vice president in 2010.
When the author, Greg Burton, went to interview Biden that year, he noticed the top secret document sitting in full view on a desk in Biden’s White House office. Once Biden’s director of communications, Jay Carney, saw what Burton had seen, a “small skirmish” ensued.
Here are the relevant parts of the story from Burton:
Long before today’s political disaster, I am A A top secret document on a desk in Joe Biden’s White House office.
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The red warning on the cover caught my attention but my eyes wandered over to the memorabilia of the then Vice President, the leather binder and the photos of Jill, Beau, Hunter, Ashley and Champ.
I was there to interview Biden about the financial crisis. He was animated and optimistic. He stood, sat, reclined and spread his arms. He talked about Amtrak and blue-collar workers (Bully! on both) under the powerful gaze of Thomas Jefferson.
A few minutes after our interview ended, a classified document caused a small skirmish in the West Wing.
As we neared the exit, notebooks full of Bidenisms, (Jay) Carney rushed over. Individuals with ear pieces appeared. The Panasonic recorder in my hand clicked.
Carney had seen the document on the table and he knew we had seen it.
Carney demanded Fred Comezzi’s (photographer in interview) camera.
We said no.
After a few tense minutes, we reached a deal: Fred deleted the offending images. I did not delete the tape but I will not publish what I recorded.
And that classified document on Joe’s desk that day?
May be in Wilmington.
If Biden left a top secret document in full view when he was more mentally capable, he is certainly capable of doing so again, given his current state of mind.