This Overlooked Detail Suggests Biden's Classified Document Scandal Could Bring Down His Presidency

Ian Sams, the upward-failing Forrest Gump of political disaster, is handling the White House response

January 16, 2023

The scandal surrounding President Joe Biden's mishandling of classified documents looks very bad. By now it's clear that Sleepy Joe endangered our national security by storing top secret information in a garage where his degenerate crackhead son Hunter could easily access them. Furthermore, the media coverage of the scandal has overlooked a key detail that suggests Biden's presidency might not survive the year.

Unlike the mainstream media, the Washington Free Beacon is not afraid to report that career Democratic operative Ian Sams, sometimes referred to as "the Forrest Gump of political failure," is leading the White House communications response to the document scandal. This is terrible news for Biden and the Democratic Party.

Sams, who is best known for modeling the "Grillary Clinton" aprons sold by Hillary Clinton's failed presidential campaign in 2016, has a history of playing a leading role in Democratic political disasters. In his current role as special assistant to the president and senior adviser and spokesman for the White House Counsel's Office, the career operative has been spearheading the administration's bumbling response to the classified documents scandal.

Most recently, for example, Sams told the Associated Press that Biden did not keep a record of visitors to the Delaware home where batches of classified material were discovered. "Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal," he said.

Sams previously served as "senior leader" of the Biden administration's failed response to COVID-19. Despite promising to "shut down the virus," Biden has presided over more than 690,000 American deaths from COVID-19 since taking office. Critics assailed Sams for his lack of credibility on COVID-19, pointing to a September 2020 tweet in which he argued that vaccines developed under former president Donald Trump could be "unsafe."

Before that, Sams was the national press secretary for Kamala Harris's failed presidential campaign, widely viewed as one of the most incompetently run political endeavors in modern history. Harris was a terrible candidate, obviously, but Sams didn't do her any favors. He was universally mocked for posting one of the dumbest photoshop jobs of all time. He was humiliated after BuzzFeed published his angsty text exchange with editor Ben Smith describing criticism of Harris as "whiteness manifest." Smith's response was devastating: "Do you seriously not have real problems? This text makes me think you are totally, totally unready for an actual presidential campaign."

That wasn't the only campaign Sams worked on that ended in historic failure. He was a regional communications director for Hillary Clinton in 2016, responsible for the swing states of Colorado, Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. Hillary lost three of those states, including Pennsylvania by a margin of less than 1 percent.

Following that humiliating defeat, Sams worked as communications director for Tom Perriello, the Democratic candidate for governor of Virginia. Perriello lost the primary to Ralph Northam, whose political career was nearly derailed by a racist photo in his medical school yearbook. The Perriello campaign's inability to locate the scandalous photo during the primary election will be remembered as one of the worst opposition research failures in the history of American politics.

Bottom line: Practically every political endeavor Sams has been a part of has ended in disaster. Biden should be worried. Stay tuned.