When President Joe Biden was asked last Friday about the 37-count federal indictment of his predecessor, he gave a response that was both ethical and politically smart.
“I have no comment,” Biden said as he toured a facility at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.
He responded similarly to whether he had spoken to his attorney general.
“I’ve not spoken to him at all, and I’m not going to speak with him. And I have no comment on that.”
Biden’s comments were perfectly appropriate amid the unprecedented indictment of a former president for mishandling national security secrets and obstructing justice, and his entire White House communications team adopted the same script.
But the president has also explicitly muzzled the Democratic Party on the matter, according to Politico—a strategic misstep that will leave a vacuum to be filled by the Republican Party and its MAGA misfits.
Donald Trump, GOP presidential candidates and House Republicans are already mercilessly pounding the indictment as a “weaponization” of the Department of Justice and FBI.
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