It appears that another alleged instance of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden not being able to keep his hands to himself might spell fresh trouble for the White House aspirant. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security claiming the Secret Service had played judge and jury concerning an incident during the tenure of the previous administration.
The Freedom of Information Act is a handy and frequently utilized tool for researchers, journalists, and other media types. Instead of re-sourcing or second-guessing, one can request the facts themselves from official records. With vast tomes of information in the bowels of the United States government, it greatly helps to have, say, date and subject matter at the ready. As an example, in 2009, a secret service agent was suspended for one week after shoving Joe Biden, who was, of course, the vice president of the United States at that time.
Judicial Watch took their cue from a March 29, 2020 Gateway Pundit republish of a 2017 article claiming the Secret Service agent was disciplined for “shoving Biden after he cupped his girlfriend’s breast while the couple was taking a photo with him. The situation got so heated … that others had to step in to prevent the agent from hitting the then-Vice President.”
Fire up the paper shredders.
What? We Did Nothing Wrong
Judicial Watch on May 12, 2020, requested all documents relating to the incident in question, including:
“The records sought shall include, but not be limited to, witness statements, the Agent’s statement, victim’s statement, alleged perpetrator’s statement, incident reports, investigative reports, communications among USSS personnel regarding the incident, and disciplinary records related to the incident for the Agent in question.”
The July 13 reply, although not shocking, is disturbing: “[T]here are no responsive records or documents pertaining to your request in our files.” None. Nada. Zip. Zilch. And why? It seems that such records would be significant and worthy of retaining for future reference if, say, the “alleged perpetrator” became a nominee for president of the United States. But, alas, the record(s) “has been destroyed” due to “retention standards.”
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, a man who must surely issue several FOIA requests every hour, saw the reply as validation of Joe’s roving hands that met with an unhappy Secret Service agent. As Fitton stated, “We had not been able to confirm whether the report about the alleged altercation might be true until the Secret Service itself suggested it destroyed records about the incident.”
Reports of Mr. Biden having peculiar proclivities are not beyond rational thinking. Former staffer Tara Reade seems to tell a truthful tale, as do female former Secret Service agents who reported feeling uncomfortable as their charge swam before them in the nude – his hairy legs and more on display. What a provocateur. Joe Biden has been captured in countless photos and videos – his hands, nose, and lips in all the wrong places on all the wrong women.
The Gateway Pundit’s alleged tell-all from a Secret Service agent source is disturbing but not surprising. The accusations against Mr. Biden included that the second in command would stroll around the residence at night buck naked, “I mean, Stark naked … Weinstein level stuff.” But only when second lady Jill Biden was not home. Male agents felt they were the only thing standing between Biden and the female agents – often physically standing between their female colleagues and Biden while on duty “like a damn guardian” – or making excuses for them to detail elsewhere.
The lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch could have severe consequences for all involved in the deletion of files that may have proven damaging to Biden’s well-crafted kindly old man persona. Tom Fitton has fought many a battle for the truth and, if this case of vice-presidential groping was once part of the official record, there might be surprises yet to come.
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