- The New York Times detailed Friday how White House officials thought they would manage to cover up the ongoing scandal of President Joe Biden’s classified documents.
- The discovery of the documents did not become public knowledge until Jan. 9 – 68 days after the first batch of classified files was found. On Jan. 12, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as a special counsel to investigate the case
- “The decision … to keep the discovery of classified documents secret from the public and even most of the White House staff for 68 days was driven by what turned out to be a futile hope that the incident could be quietly disposed of without broader implications for Mr. Biden or his presidency,” the Times reported.
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