Investigation? Review? Biden faces a messaging dilemma


January 20, 2023

WASHINGTON (AP) — When Hillary Clinton was running for president, her campaign wanted a gentler way to talk about the criminal investigation into her private email server, so they called it a "security review."

Now President Joe Biden's team is using similar language when talking about the discovery of classified documents in his Delaware home and former office. Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House press secretary, tends to describe the situation as a "review" or a "legal process," using the term "investigation" much less frequently.

Any White House or campaign tends to choose its words ca...

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