Chris Carney Comments on Mar-a-Lago Search’s Impact on Biden
Chris Carney was quoted in The Hill story “Biden in a tough spot on Trump after FBI Mar-a-Lago search.” The story examines the difficult situation that President Biden is in following the recent FBI search of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence. With midterms looming and the 2024 elections not too far off, Biden must do a “delicate dance [involving his] handling the situation while steadfastly appearing not to politically taint the Department of Justice (DOJ).”
Commenting for the article, Chris said, “Is the timing of this event politically awkward? Sure. With Trump around, it always will be. Nonetheless, the FBI and the Justice Department must do their work despite the political environment.“
Chris added, “Regardless of the fact we are in a highly charged political environment, the Justice Department still has a job to do. The accused will always cry ‘political persecution.’ It’s noteworthy that FBI Director Christopher Wray, a Trump appointee, saw enough evidence to pursue the warrant.”
Chris represented Pennsylvania’s 10th Congressional District for two terms and was a tenured professor of political science specializing in international relations at Penn State University. Prior to running for Congress, he worked at the Pentagon for four years on strategic analysis of the global terrorist threat, ran the Department of Defense’s Policy Counterterrorism Evaluation Group (PCTEG) and was the “Special Projects” intelligence officer for two tours during Operation Southern Watch. Chris received a Presidential appointment as a Commissioner on the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization Commission (MCRMC) and served as a Senior Intelligence Specialist for the National Aviation Intelligence Integration Office (NAI2O).