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KUDLOW: Biden's Inability To Tell The Truth


As we’ve reported so many times in the past two years, President Biden seems incapable of telling the truth on the catastrophic Afghanistan pullout, on inflation, on the open borders immigration disaster, on spending and borrowing, on the Trump tax cuts, on President Trump’s Operation Warp Speed success, and now on his deepening scandal over classified documents.

You’ve seen this before, but read and weep again: “I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there,” he said. “I have no regrets, I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. That’s exactly what we’re doing, there’s no there there….”

This past weekend, the FBI finally did its job and thoroughly searched Mr. Biden’s Wilmington residence and uncovered six additional batches of classified docs. All along the way, Mr. Biden keeps telling people how seriously he takes classified documents, but what we’ve learned is he and his top advisers have engaged in a massive cover-up.

The New York Times, of all places, blew the whistle last week in an article titled: “68 Days of Silence: Why the White House Stayed Mum on Classified Documents.” Well, good for the Times. Sixty-eight days of silence between the initial discovery November 2, before the midterm elections, and a January 9 leak reported by CBS.

The president and his inner circle did the best they could to withhold all information. Attorney General Garland’s justice department was involved, along with the White House counsel, personal lawyers, and of course the chief of staff, Ron Klain. It’s quite a coincidence, isn’t it, that Mr. Klain is leaving the White House just after the last batch of classified docs has been discovered?

In these Washington scandals, it’s always the cover-up that kills you.

On the Sunday news shows, a Republican House member who is chairman of the Intelligence Committee, Mike Turner, called Mr. Biden a “serial classified document hoarder” and went on to say that the DOJ’s treatment of the situation “looks more like a cover-up than an investigation.” Mr. Turner then went on to ask to whom Mr. Biden showed the documents.

I mean, if you bring them home, I guess you’re going to show them to somebody. Mr. Turner speculated that it could be connected to the Biden family business. After all, one of the homebodies in Wilmington was a chap named Hunter Biden — who takes up a lot of space, because he carries around plenty of baggage.

By the way, we’d all like to know what’s in all these documents, but we may never know if the special counsel covers it up.

The next leg of the classified docs discovery search should be the so-called Biden School of Public Policy & Administration (try to keep a straight face on this one). Some people think there are 1,850 doc boxes there, plus electronic records.

It could be the most target-rich classified docs home yet, and, by the way, speaking of all these Biden policy centers, when will the University of Pennsylvania come clean about all the Chinese money that came pouring in after Mr. Biden’s vice presidency ended and he aligned himself with Penn?

A former prosecutor, Andrew McCarthy, calls the Biden story “grossly negligent.” A Washington lawyer, Jonathan Turley, says he thinks Mr. Biden’s defense of “inadvertent” mishandling is now off the table.

This is an old problem for Mr. Biden. Not only do these classified docs go back to his Senate days 15 years ago, but he’s a guy who was afflicted with a serious disease of never being able to tell the truth. In the Washington swamp, it’s the cover-up that always kills you.

From Mr. Kudlow’s broadcast on Fox Business News.

Larry Kudlow was the Director of the National Economic Council under President Trump from 2018-2021. His Fox Business show "Kudlow" airs at 4 p.m &. and his radio show airs on 770 ABC from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.