The footage, originally released by Biden’s presidential campaign in 2020, was shared once again on Twitter by the research department of the Republican National Committee.
The video clip inadvertently revealed the location where the batch of classified government documents from the Obama-Biden administration was kept while Biden was bragging about his affinity for luxurious automobiles.
In one section of the clip, Biden is seen backing his car into the garage while discussing electric vehicles, stating, “By the way, they tell me, and I’m looking forward to driving one, that they’re making electric Corvette that go 200 miles an hour. You think I’m kidding, I’m not kidding, I’m excited about it.”
As Biden backs up the car, a pile of boxes can be seen in the video, which the RNC argues is where the embattled president held the Obama-era classified documents.
Biden, through his attorneys, admitted that the classified documents were found in his Delaware home in January. These documents were the second batch of classified files illegally kept by Biden. The first batch of documents included files related to Ira, Ukraine and the United Kingdom.
The video, shared on Friday, features the following caption: “REMINDER: This is the ‘locked’ GARAGE where Joe Biden was hiding classified documents next to his Corvette.”
Biden came under fire after the damning revelation that he withheld several classified documents after his departure was Obama’s vice president.
The Biden classified documents case depicted a stark contrast in how the the National Archives Administration and the Department of Justice handled the classified document case of former President Donald Trump.
Biden, who had no declassification authority as vice president, was not supposed to take the documents to his Delaware house. In contrast, Trump, as president could have declassified all the documents allegedly found in his Mar-a-Lago estate, but instead faced an FBI raid and an unprecedented indictment led by the Biden-led DOJ.
Biden has dismissed the classified documents scandal. Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy confronted Biden in January, asking “Classified materials next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?”
A stunned Biden responded, “My Corvette is in a locked garage. OK? So it’s not like it’s sitting in the street. People know I take classified documents and classified materials seriously. I’ve also said I’m cooperating fully and completely with the Justice Department’s review.”
Classified documents were also found in former Vice President Mike Pence’s residence, but he has since received a letter informing him that no charges would be filed against him.
On the other hand, Trump is facing 37 federal charges on claims of the Espionage Act.