Co-host of “The View,” Sunny Hostin, questioned Thursday whether GOP members were behind the discovery of classified documents found in President Joe Biden’s garage.
“Doesn’t it feel like oppo research to you? Does it feel like the Republicans are behind it?” Hostin asked co-host Whoopi Goldberg during a discussion.
“It did originally but — I’m sorry, but not — not now,” Goldberg said. “Because one of the things — one of the things he’s saying is that, you know, some of these, some of the locations with the docs may have been shipped in the transition, may have gotten taken and put.”
The White House confirmed Thursday that classified documents were found in the garage of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home, where he keeps his Corvette locked up.
Lawyers cleaning a think tank, the Penn Biden Center, discovered other classified documents in November, as The Free Press reported.
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Some co-hosts of the show complained that the discoveries could complicate efforts to prosecute former President Donald Trump.
FBI agents raided Mar-a-Lago on Aug. 8 to recover documents as part of an investigation into the handling of classified material as Trump left the White House in January 2021.
“Joe Biden is building his defense for him,” Alyssa Farah Griffin said, referencing the former president.
“You know what I think? I’ve never seen a luckier person than Donald Trump,” Joy Behar said. “Just as we’re this close to getting him, somehow these documents appear.”
On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a special counsel to take over the investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents.
The special counsel is Robert Hur, Garland said.
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The special counsel investigation, along with the aggressive new Republican-led House of Representatives, means Biden may be on the defensive for the next two years.
“Earlier today, I signed an order appointing, Robert Hur, special counsel for the matter. The document authorizes him to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter,” said Garland.