‘The President Has Been His Own Worst Enemy’: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Blasts Biden White House For ‘Stumbling and Bumbling’ Around Classified Document Scandal

Jan 17, 2023 | Political News

On Monday, MSNBC's Joe Scarborough, co-host of “Morning Joe,” explained that the Biden classified document scandal showed that the Biden administration is “stumbling and bumbling” to handle the scandal. He was joined by journalist Jonathan Lemire.

“What’s going on here? The stumbling and bumbling around over the past month or so has been pretty extraordinary since November when they first started discovering these documents,” Scarborough began. “They’ll have a press conference and say, ‘Well, we think that’s it. We don’t think there are anymore.’ They don’t know. They haven’t known. What’s happened here?”

“I guess, again, transparency, I think, works best for the Biden administration and works best for Biden himself because they find the documents, they report it immediately, a far different situation than Donald Trump’s,” the co-host said, as reported by Breitbart. “Anybody who says it’s not is a political hack. It’s very clear to see, politically and legally, that there is a huge difference between the two cases. And yet the Biden’s own worst enemy has been the way Biden’s staff and the way the Biden team has run this. What’s going on?”

“Yeah, it’s an important place to start just to underscore the differences between the Biden and Trump cases. There’s real frustration among Democrats,” Lemire answered. “And the frustration predates November. I lot of people I've talked to point to August. As soon as the Mar-a-Lago search happened and the FBI went there and suddenly the idea of former President Trump and his classified documents took the national stage. Democrats are wondering to me, why didn't the Biden people search right then?”

Lemire then went on to explain that the Biden documents, which were found in November, were not made public until three months later.

“Democrats are going, why did it take so long? Even if that was the first week of November, how are we now in mid-January? And we just learned about more documents on Saturday,” the journalist said. “Even though that's the It’s the drip, drip, drip that’s the problem right now.

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It’s a story they can’t totally seem to get their arms around. They even used at the end of last week, they used the word ‘complete.' They said the search of the Biden properties was complete. Well then two days later they found more documents. That has been a concern here and it's giving Republicans ammunition.”

“There is no doubt here that the Biden White House has made some missteps with handling this and that has muddied the waters,” he added. “Their public relations face on this hasn't been terrific…The president has been his own worst enemy.”

The “Morning Joe” host then demanded to know why retired admiral and Coordinator for Strategic Communications at the National Security Council, John Kirby, wasn't briefing the press on this issue given his experience with classified material.

“By stumbling and bumbling around, by not getting their timeline right, by still saying, — we just showed a graphic that says, ‘an unknown number of documents found in Biden’s garage.’ No more unknown. No more unknown,” Scarborough said, adding, “At this stage, we’re two months in. They need to clean this up. They need to get, you know, amateur hour is over. They need complete transparency, and they just mishandled it from day one… Amateur hour is over.”

With even the progressives at MSNBC turning on the Biden White House's handling of the classified document scandal, it's apparent that the Biden administration has been caught in wrongdoing and is unable to talk its way out of it.

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