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Dem lawmaker floats conspiracy theory that classified docs were 'planted' to damage Biden: 'I'm suspicious'
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Dem lawmaker floats conspiracy theory that classified docs were 'planted' to damage Biden: 'I'm suspicious'

Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson (Ga.) floated a wild conspiracy theory on Thursday, suggesting the classified documents that President Joe Biden improperly retained were planted.

Johnson told Fox News reporter Hillary Vaughn that he is "suspicious" of the timing of the discoveries, and thus he is not "ruling out" the possibility that the documents were "planted" to damage Biden.

"My response to it all is that alleged classified documents showing up allegedly in the possession of Joseph Biden, you know, I mean, there's so much that needs to be investigated," he said. "And that's, that's what I called for, is for everything to be investigated, but I'm suspicious of the timing of it."

"I'm also aware of the fact that things can be planted on people — places and things can be planted — things can be planted in places and then discovered conveniently, that may be what has occurred here," Johnson claimed. "I'm not ruling that out."

However, Biden himself appeared to discredit Johnson's suggestion when he admitted the classified materials discovered at his private home in Wilmington, Delaware, were kept inside his locked garage next to his prized Corvette.

The problem, of course, is the government has released only vague details about the discoveries.

Whereas the affidavit used to raid Mar-a-Lago was publicized, the White House is refusing to answer basic questions. For example, the White House is not saying why officials refused to tell the public about the classified documents until two months after the midterm elections. The White House, moreover, only admitted to the second batch of documents after NBC News reported on their existence.

Additionally, Biden says he was "surprised" by the discovery of classified documents in his private office and residence and claims he does not know what classified material the documents contained.

The president's claims lead to even bigger questions. Who, having access to highly classified information, could have put the documents in Biden's office and residence without him knowing about them?

Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur to investigate the discoveries.

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Chris Enloe

Chris Enloe

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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News
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