The White House and Justice Department (DOJ) reportedly conspired to cover up the classified document scandal involving Joe Biden from the American people until news of the incident was leaked to the press, despite their claims of transparency. This is in direct contradiction to the administration's assertions, with White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stating on January 12 that “there was transparency in doing what you’re supposed to do when these items were discovered.”
When CBS News first contacted the White House about the initial incident at Biden Penn Center, they confirmed it but chose to withhold any additional information from the public, including details about a second batch of documents found at Biden’s home in Wilmington. This has since been corroborated by reports from The Washington Post, which noted various attempts by both Biden's personal attorneys and Justice Department investigators to keep this matter hidden from public view.
The lack of transparency surrounding this issue has prompted scrutiny from critics who are now wondering what could have caused Biden's attorneys to search for illegally stored documents in the first place. The White House has yet to provide an answer - or any other detail - on this point, apart from reiterating their stance that they will not comment while a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department carries out an ongoing review.
This controversy raises a number of questions regarding truth and justice, with many now questioning just how much information and evidence has been kept hidden by this administration as well as whether or not justice will be served as it relates to any illegal activity that may have taken place. Until more details about this situation come to light and all facts are considered, it's difficult for anyone outside of those directly involved in this investigation to make an informed assessment.