Rachel Maddow, on the other hand, defended Joe Biden after classified materials from his time as the vice president were found in a private office.
On her show on Monday, Maddow discussed the discovery of classified files at an organization linked to former Vice President Joe Biden. She drew comparisons between the former president's actions and the controversy surrounding classified documents.
During her Monday evening program, Maddow noted that the right-wing reaction to the discovery of the documents was brief. The reason was that Biden and his lawyers followed proper procedures when it came to handling classified information.
The White House revealed that Biden's lawyers came across the classified documents before the midterm elections in November. The documents, which were related to his time in office, were found in an office of the Penn Biden Center. Biden's lawyers immediately informed the authorities and cooperated with them.
The reporter also noted that Biden's situation was different from the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump's alleged mishandling of classified information.
Compared to Trump, Biden did not violate the law when it came to releasing classified information. He did so after he had already received the requests from the National Archives. According to Maddow, the documents found at the Biden Center were accidentally stored in the facility.
The agency tasked with preserving government documents went after Trump's team for months after it was informed about the missing materials from Mar-a-Lago. After it was discovered that classified materials were in 15 boxes, the Justice Department opened an investigation.
After getting a subpoena, the officials of the Department of Justice were able to recover more documents in June. Then, in August, the agency conducted a raid after it learned that there were still classified materials in the possession of Trump's team. Trump has called the raid a witch hunt and maintained that he did not violate the law.
John Lausch, the US Attorney for the Northern Ill. District, was tasked with investigating how the documents were acquired and stored at the think tank that was associated with Biden. Maddow has criticized Trump for his handling of classified information throughout her program.
The investigation regarding the missing classified documents has been handled by special counsel Jack Smith. According to reports, the Justice Department is looking into whether Trump obstructed justice. Trump has maintained that he did not break the law when he revealed the information.
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