Frmr Clinton Adviser David Gergen Predicts Biden Will be ‘Creamed’ in Docs Fiasco

Former Clinton administration adviser and CNN political analyst David Gergen appeared on CNN’s “AC360” and told host Anderson Cooper that President Joe Biden is at serious risk of being “creamed” due to his handling of classified material.

Cooper noted the potential “political fallout” as more classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president have been found in different locations, and asked “How big a mess is this for the Biden administration?”

“It’s very, very big. Not legally but politically, it’s a very, very big deal,” Gergen replied. “This is a president that was marching upward for the first time in his presidency. He got his numbers up. People are feeling better about the economy. There are all sorts of reasons to believe that he can now present himself–the fears that people like me have about how old he is and can he govern well? Those fears would be dissipated if he were able to stay on that track.”

He explained that the classified documents reports are a “gigantic story” and pondered why Biden’s team did not attempt to get ahead of it.

“The Biden people, they may be making a big mistake, Anderson,” Gergen continued. “I may be wrong about this. They’ve done a wonderful job being cooperative with the government, and they’ve done it by the books. I don’t think sitting there hunkering down now, just acting like it’s not out there is good. They’re going to get creamed doing that.


Cooper stated that a special counsel appointment to investigate the case was “unpreventable” but then question why Biden did not come forward and announce that the documents were in multiple locations at once instead allowing “drip” reporting on it.

“You would think they might have just, you know, announced that all at once,” Cooper said.

Gergen pointed out, “That long delay in putting it out there is going to encourage people to believe, ‘What are they hiding?’”


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