The New York Times' Peter Baker, Katie Rogers, and Michael Shear revealed on Friday how the White House planned to conceal the truth about President Joe Biden's classified documents.
The first batch of classified documents about former Vice President Joe Biden's time in office was discovered by his lawyers on November 2 at his think tank in Washington, D.C. The documents were then reported to the Department of Justice.
After carrying out searches at Biden's home in Delaware on December 20, January 10, and January 11, his lawyers discovered more documents.
The documents were first revealed to the public on January 9. On January 12, Robert Hur, a special counsel, was appointed by Attorney General Garland to investigate the matter.
"The New York Times reported that the White House decided to keep the details of the documents secret for over 68 days in an attempt to keep the incident from affecting Biden's presidency."
According to the Times, Biden's team did not want to publicize the details of the documents to prevent them from being used against him. Instead, they wanted to show that the president and his staff were cooperating fully.
"The Times noted that the bet that the documents would not be revealed backfired. The White House still believed that it could convince the special counsel that no wrongdoing occurred."
The Times also noted that the scandal has diminished Biden's ability to take on former President Donald Trump. He is currently under investigation for his handling of classified information.
The reporters of the Times stated that the lack of information from the White House has made it appear that Biden did not provide the necessary transparency.
The article also talked about the Justice Department's decision to appoint a special counsel and the White House's lack of answers regarding the investigation.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Daily Caller.