Some prominent Democrats, such as former President Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, have remained silent as the Biden scandal continues. However, other former White House officials and members of the left have started talking about the issue after the media spent a lot of time criticizing Donald Trump for having top-secret documents at his Florida home.
Shaub was appointed by President Barack Obama to head the US Office of Government Ethics. He was also the vice president Biden's pick for the position.
When asked about Biden's actions, Shaub didn't hesitate to speak out. He also criticized the former vice president's mishandling of classified information.
Despite maintaining that Biden's actions were not similar to Trump's, Shaub still criticized the former official for his failure to follow proper security procedures. He also noted that Biden's actions showed that he had not taken adequate measures to safeguard classified information.
The Office of Government Ethics' director criticized how the White House dealt with the situation, especially after it was revealed that the documents were found in multiple locations. He also noted that the failure of the White House to provide transparency was a breach of the public's trust.
"According to Shaub, it's unlikely that Biden will be facing legal repercussions for his actions. He also praised the appointment of a special counsel to look into the matter."
If Biden's actions are confirmed, then Trump won't be facing legal repercussions for having the documents at his Mar-a-Lago property. His failure to follow proper security measures provided Trump with an insurance policy against potential political prosecution.
If Biden's actions were considered to be a serious crime, then both Trump and Biden should be prosecuted. However, according to Shaub, it's unlikely that Biden will be facing legal consequences.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Town Hall.