Bill Clinton‘s former adviser predicted Sunday that the classified files debacle ensnaring President Joe Biden will ‘knock’ the Democrat ‘out of the race’ for 2024.
‘That’s going to be the absolute end of it for Biden,’ said Dick Morris, who worked with Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas and during his first White House term.
As many as 30 documents with classified markings were recovered from Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware and a Washington, DC think tank he once used as an office.
It emerged months after a high-profile raid on the home of Donald Trump, a president whom Morris also advised, which saw dozens of top secret files recovered from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida.
And amid Biden’s growing debacle, it emerged that classified documents were also found in the home of Trump’s former vice president, Mike Pence, this month as well.
‘The issue here is not if everybody took classified documents home,’ Morris told John Catsimatidis of Cats Roundtable on WABC radio.
Dick Morris (pictured in 1998) was an adviser to both Bill Clinton and Donald Trump
He claimed Biden’s situation stuck out because some of the documents recovered from his private quarters contained ‘classified information about American policy toward Ukraine.’
While Biden was vice president – the time from which several of the documents are dated – he had spearheaded anti-corruption efforts in Ukraine. His son meanwhile was on the board of a Ukrainian energy company for several years beginning in 2014.
Hunter Biden’s foreign business dealings are the subject of Congressional and Justice Department probes – but the president himself has not been implicated in any wrongdoing.
But Morris claimed Sunday that Biden’s classified documents were part of a ‘big bribery scandal’ involving his son and his son’s business in Ukraine.
‘It will knock Biden out of the race,’ he claimed.
The former White House adviser also shared the results of a survey conducted with veteran pollster John McLaughlin that reportedly shows Biden leading the pack of potential 2024 Democratic nominees – but with just 25 percent of support.
‘When Biden as President can’t get more than 25 percent of the primary vote in his own party, that’s near death. He’s so incredibly vulnerable,’ Morris said.
He claimed Biden is vulnerable as a 2024 Democratic candidate and that the classified files debacle only heightens that
This image shows stacks of paper in Biden’s garage as he backs his corvette into his garage. Biden critics have suggested the paper could be the classified documents, though the claim has not been verified in any way
Pictures of the entrance to President Joe Biden’s lake front home in Wilmington, DE
The office building housing the Penn-Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, D.C where President Joe Biden’s personal lawyers handed over documents, which date from Biden’s time as the vice president to the Justice Department.
‘You’d think he’d be at 40 percent or 50 percent at the least. That means pretty much anybody that breathes on him can knock him over.’
Despite the string of classified document revelations becoming somewhat of a public relations crisis for Biden, his lawyers have continued to point out that the president’s approach to handling secret files is vastly different than that of his predecessor.
Biden’s lawyers handed over documents to the Justice Department as soon as they were found and have pledged to cooperate with investigators every step of the way – including facilitating a recent search by federal officials that saw additional documents recovered from Biden’s home last weekend.
Trump, by contrast, has been accused of misleading federal investigators and National Archives officials, dragging out the recovery of classified documents from his Florida mansion over many months.
The suspected obfuscation was the driving force behind the FBI executing a search warrant on Mar-a-Lago in the early hours of August 8.
A new NBC poll out on Sunday, however, suggests that Americans are just as upset with Biden as they are with Trump.
Exactly 67 percent of respondents said it was ‘concerning’ on some level that classified documents were found in both leaders’ homes.