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Watergate II: Biden’s Nixonian Conduct Might Be His Downfall

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On Tuesday, after news had broken about classified documents found at a think tank affiliated with President Biden, I posted on Committed Conservative’s Facebook page that, based on information known at that time, the two situations were very different and there was no reason to jump to the conclusion that Biden had done anything wrong.

That situation has now dramatically changed. In fact, we now have a situation with parallels to Watergate.

On Wednesday it was revealed that additional classified documents were found in Biden’s personal residence. But the truly damning piece of information that also came out was that these classified documents were discovered over two months ago – prior to the midterm elections – and Biden and his team withheld that information from the Justice Department and the public so as not to harm Democrat candidates in the election.

We also know that when Biden’s spokeswoman on Monday disclosed to the public that classified documents had been found at the think tank, Biden and his team knew about but withheld from the public the fact that additional documents had been found at his home. Biden and his spokeswoman have steadfastly refused and continue to refuse to answer any questions about this matter, which raises a serious question about what other information they might be hiding from the public.

We still don’t know whether Biden deliberately took the classified documents to his home and/or think tank office or whether he even knew they were there before his lawyers discovered them. However, we do know that he knowingly and deliberately withheld that information from federal law enforcement and the public for political gain. So, in true Nixonian fashion, it may not be the crime but the cover-up that brings down this president.

Just as a special counsel was appointed to investigate President Richard Nixon during the Watergate scandal, Attorney General Merrick Garland had no choice but to appoint a special counsel to investigate this matter. And just as Congress separately investigated the Watergate scandal, the House Oversight Committee is investigating this one.

In the Watergate scandal no evidence ever emerged that Nixon was involved in, or even knew about, the break-in at the Watergate Hotel. However, the investigation uncovered Nixon’s personal involvement in trying to cover up that crime after the fact, and that cover-up ultimately led to his resignation in lieu of being removed from office by impeachment.

Both of the current investigations into the Biden classified document matter likewise must look into not only how the classified documents ended up in his non-secure home and office but also his deliberate withholding of information from federal law enforcement and the public for political gain. As with Nixon in Watergate, the cover-up could be the real scandal for which he must be held accountable.

Author: Ken Falkenstein

Ken Falkenstein is the Managing Editor of Committed Conservative and brings a wealth of experience and expertise in public affairs to the job. Ken served in the U.S. Army in the last years of the Cold War as a Russian linguist for military intelligence and the NSA. After leaving the Army, he earned his degree in Secondary Education from Old Dominion University, where he also wrote a popular column in the student newspaper. Upon graduation, Ken worked as a Legislative Aide to two Republican members of the Virginia House of Delegates. Ken also served as Corresponding Secretary of the Young Republican Federation of Virginia, managed several successful political campaigns, and managed governmental affairs operations for a local Realtor association. In 1995, Ken moved to Washington, DC to serve as a Legislative Assistant to Sen. John Warner (R-VA). While working for Sen. Warner, Ken attended law school at night, earning his J.D. with honors from the George Mason University School of Law (n/k/a The Antonin Scalia Law School). Since that time, Ken has practiced as a civil litigation attorney, including serving for three years as an Associate City Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Ken previously was a contributor to the highly-regarded political blog Bearing Drift and was a weekly co-host of The Steve Batton Radio Program. In 2016, Ken ran unsuccessfully for the Virginia Beach School Board. Ken is also a former President of the Down Syndrome Association of Hampton Roads. Ken now lives outside of Denver, Colorado with his wife, Kim, and three sons, Adam, Dylan, and Joshua, who has Down syndrome. Ken’s writing is motivated and informed primarily by his concern for his kids’ future.