Whenever Joe Biden opens his mouth, a good rule of thumb is not to believe whatever words are coming out.
Biden claimed he did not know anything about son Hunter Biden’s business dealings with nefarious individuals in countries like Ukraine, Russia, and China, but conservative media outlets have found evidence to the contrary.
More recently, Biden said the country was experiencing “zero” inflation on nearly the same day that his administration announced that the inflation rate was 8.5 percent in July after measuring 9.1 percent in June.
And earlier this month, the president claimed he didn’t know anything about the Justice Department’s decision to raid former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, but that now looks to be a lie as well.
Breitbart News notes:
President Joe Biden’s White House was intimately involved in the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) criminal probe into former President Donald Trump, according to government documents reviewed by Just The News.
Several correspondences between Trump’s attorneys and members of the Biden administration revealed that the federal government appeared poised to waive Trump’s claims of executive privilege over documents that Trump kept at Mar-a-Lago until earlier this year.
It is hard to imagine that Biden did not know members of his administration were involved in investigating Trump — like when he knew, as vice president, that Obama’s regime had launched a counterterrorism probe of then-GOP nominee Trump in 2016 in order to establish the fake “Russian collusion” narrative.
“The memos show then-White House Deputy Counsel Jonathan Su was engaged in conversations with the FBI, DOJ and National Archives as early as April, shortly after 15 boxes of classified and other materials were voluntarily returned to the federal historical agency from Trump’s Florida home,” Just the News’ John Solomon reported.
“By May, Su conveyed to the Archives that President Joe Biden would not object to waiving his predecessor’s claims to executive privilege, a decision that opened the door for DOJ to get a grand jury to issue a subpoena compelling Trump to turn over any remaining materials he possessed from his presidency,” Solomon added.
A letter dated May 10 from acting National Archivist Debra Steidel Wall to Trump’s legal team proves that the Biden regime was involved in jamming up the former president from the outset.
“On April 11, 2022, the White House Counsel’s Office — affirming a request from the Department of Justice supported by an FBI letterhead memorandum — formally transmitted a request that NARA provide the FBI access to the 15 boxes for its review within seven days, with the possibility that the FBI might request copies of specific documents following its review of the boxes,” Wall wrote.
“The Counsel to the President has informed me that, in light of the particular circumstances presented here, President Biden defers to my determination, in consultation with the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, regarding whether or not I should uphold the former President’s purported ‘protective assertion of executive privilege.…I have therefore decided not to honor the former President’s ‘protective’ claim of privilege,” Wall added.
The documents reviewed by Solomon provide the strongest evidence to date indicating that the Biden White House and the president were intimately involved in the DOJ probe, though previously the administration claimed to have “no advanced knowledge” of the Mar-a-Lago raid.
What’s more, the former president knew that excuse was BS from the outset.
“Does ANYBODY really believe that the White House didn’t know about this?” Trump posted on Truth Social. “WITCH HUNT!”
Solomon does not say that the White House had specific knowledge of the search warrant process or the raid itself, but he noted that the waiving of executive privilege was crucial to both.
Harvard law school professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz criticized Biden for deciding to waiver Trump’s executive privilege claim.
“I was very surprised. The current president should not be able to waive the executive privilege of a predecessor, without the consent of the former president. Otherwise, [privilege] means nothing,” Dershowitz told Just the News. “What president will ever discuss anything in private if he knows the man who beat him can and will disclose it.”
“The best thinking is that an incumbent president cannot waive the right of the previous president. It would make a mockery of the whole notion of privilege,” Dershowitz added.