There’s One Winner In The Biden Documents Discovery: Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump gives a thumbs-up as he tours the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC, February 21, 2017. / AFP / SAUL LOEB        (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

At a glance

  • The discovery of government secrets at two locations associated with Joe Biden appears to have produced one big political winner: Donald Trump.
  • The White House was in rare crisis mode last week as it emerged that lawyers for Biden had found classified material at his thinktank in Washington DC and home in Delaware. At an unusually contentious press briefing, one TV correspondent dubbed the affair “garage-gate”.
  • The justice department appointed a special counsel to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents from his time as vice-president. It was a rare setback for an administration that promised to be transparent and scandal-free. It also complicated an investigation into Trump over an ostensibly similar matter.

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