Following the revelation that classified documents from the Obama era had been found in Biden’s possession, there has been a lot of criticism and questions being asked. The Biden administration has now had to defend the actions and decisions being made, while the GOP continues to push for answers to key questions. Still, not all of these questions have been getting the answers necessary, there are a few of them that have in fact remained unanswered.
1. Why did it take two months for the public to be informed?
The most important question relating to this case, actually relates to the first batch of documents that had been found on Nov. 2. Despite the fact that the documents were found prior to the midterm elections, the public did not receive any information about the search or the documents being located. In fact, the first report about the documents being found came from CBS in early January.
2. Did Biden know?
Many questions also relate to the extent that Biden had been aware of the documents being in his possession. Biden himself has said that he is not even aware of what the documents contain and that his lawyers have advised him not to seek any information regarding that.
According to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, Biden had received information about the documents as soon as they were found and has since then been following the advice of his counsel on how to deal with them.
3. Will voters see Biden’s case as different from Trump’s?
Former President Trump had previously come under fire for the classified documents found in his Mar-a-Lago estate. However, his case is fundamentally different from Biden’s as firstly he had a larger volume of documents and secondly he refused to return the documents to the National Archives. Biden on the other hand immediately returned the documents and tried to rectify the situation. While this is a crucial difference everything will depend on whether voters understand the differences in the cases.