Georgia Democratic Rep. Hank Johnson smells a set-up in the classified documents controversy engulfing President Biden.
Johnson told a reporter Thursday the files may have been "planted" to sabotage the embattled president.
Without delving into specifics, Johnson said the timing of the "alleged classified documents showing up allegedly" was "suspicious."
"I'm also aware of the fact that things can be planted on people... things can be planted in places and then discovered conveniently. That may be what has occurred here. I'm not ruling that out. But I'm open in terms of the investigation needs to be investigated."
Biden's lawyers found the first set of documents at a think tank named after Biden, the Penn Biden Center, days before the midterm elections, but the discovery wasn't reported until this month.
The scandal snowballed Thursday when Biden's attorney general Merrick Garland named a special counsel, Robert Hur, to investigate Biden as a second set of documents was found at Biden's Delaware home. Biden's response to a question about documents stored in his garage went viral.
"By the way, my Corvette’s in a locked garage, okay?” he said.
Like many have done on the left, Johnson downplayed Biden's potential legal liability by comparing his case to that of Donald Trump, whose home was raided by the FBI last year over classified documents stored there. Nevertheless, Johnson said he supports the Special Counsel probe into Biden.
"Based on what we know, there is a big difference between the Trump and Biden document cases," Johnson said.
Johnson presented no evidence for his claim of entrapment, but he's not the only one who finds something amiss about the Biden document case.
Many on the right are finding the sudden pressure to investigate Biden unusual, given the aggressive weaponization of the justice system against conservatives in recent years, especially since Biden took office.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson speculated that the Democratic party is preparing to dispose of Biden, with Carlson declaring the document controversy the "beginning of the end" for the 80-year-old president.
Carlson called Johnson, who once fretted about the island of Guam tipping over, a "confirmed non-genius" but added, "he knows a setup when he sees one."
"We laughed at Hank Johnson when he said Guam might capsize. We're not laughing at him now," Carlson said.