President Joe Biden's administration was rocked this month by revelations that the president kept classified material at his Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement office as well as in his Delaware home.
While The New York Times is widely viewed by conservatives as a left-wing outlet, a recently published article suggests that the documents scandal may prompt it to throw Biden under the bus.
Written last week by liberal presidential historian Jonathan Alter, the piece is titled, "Oh, Biden, What Have You Done?" and it excoriates the White House's current occupant.
"Remember the iconic image of a smiling Joe Biden in his 1967 Corvette Stingray? It conjured charming Uncle Joe, a retro-cool guy who’d been around the track and knew how to handle it," Adler wrote.
"Four months after President Biden called Donald Trump’s mishandling of classified documents 'irresponsible,' that vintage car — parked at the president’s home in Delaware next to his own boxes containing classified material — has been transformed into a shiny symbol of hypocrisy," the author complained.
"If you went into a G.O.P. whataboutism lab and asked for a perfect gaffe, you’d come out with the president snapping last week to a Fox News reporter, 'My Corvette is in a locked garage.' Well, the storage room at Mar-a-Lago is locked, too," Alter remarked.
He was referring to an exchange that Biden had at a press conference two weeks ago with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy.
Peter Doocy makes Biden accidentally CONFESS to treasonous FELONY on LIVE TV with ONE simple question...
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 13, 2023
When Doocy asked, "Mr. President, classified material next to your Corvette – what were you thinking?" Biden responded with, "By the way, my Corvette's in a locked garage, OK? So it's not like they’re sitting out in the street."
However, PJ Media contributor Robert Spencer argued in a piece published this past weekend that the Times' decision to run Alter's article is a clear sign that "the Leftist establishment is through with Old Joe Biden."
"Watch for him to be replaced as the Democratic presidential nominee in 2024, and he could be gone even sooner," the pundit predicted.
Attorney General Merrick Garland announced in a press release on January 12 that he had appointed former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur to serve as a special counsel in overseeing an investigation of Biden's document handling.
"This appointment underscores for the public the Department's commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters, and to making decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law," Garland declared.
"I am confident that Mr. Hur will carry out his responsibility in an even-handed and urgent manner, and in accordance with the highest traditions of this Department," he declared.