On Thursday, critics of President Biden said that they believe his condemnation of President Trump’s purported mishandling of classified documents in a “60 Minutes” interview last year will live on as his version of Hillary Clinton’s “What difference, at this point, does it make” statement regarding the 2012 Benghazi terror attacks.
On Thursday’s episode of “The Five,” host Dana Perino said she hopes that the timeline of what led to the discovery of classified documents at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Biden Center in Washington and Biden’s garage in Wilmington are revealed for the public at large to know.
“I also want to know what did they know and when did they know it at the White House, especially in the press office, because if they weren’t told about the November 2 discovery [at the Penn Biden Center], that’s something, right?” she said.
Critics have noted that the documents were discovered just six days prior to the midterm elections, yet are only just being discovered by the public.
“And I do think that, you know how Biden said, ‘How irresponsible could you be?’ — That’s like the new ‘What difference does it make?’” Perino said, adding that the “irresponsible” comment could potentially be replayed as a critique throughout the rest of Biden’s term as Clinton’s remark was replayed throughout her 2016 run for president.
Perino and co-host Greg Gutfeld cast doubt on the security of Biden’s Delaware garage, wondering who else could have had access to the classified information.
“No one ever breaks into a locked garage. No one ever opens the garage door and leaves it open,” Gutfeld remarked sarcastically, with Perino later adding that if the “locked garage” is Biden’s defense, then his computer password must be “password.”
In 2015, Clinton appeared before a Senate panel investigating the response to the Benghazi terror attack, which claimed the lives of four Americans at the U.S. embassy while she was secretary of state.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) had questioned Clinton on the Obama administration’s initial claim the attack sprung out of a protest which later determinations did not bear out.
“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” Clinton replied, later adding, “Was it because of a protest or is it because of guys out for a walk one night, and they decide they go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Critics latched onto Clinton’s flippant remark, which was replayed for years.
Similarly, Biden appeared on a “60 minutes” interview with Scott Pelley in September 2022, following the raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home. He slammed Trump over the raid, remarking, “How that could possibly happen, how anyone could be that irresponsible?”