US government officials found six other documents secret at family residence that Biden There has been a new twist in an already extremely embarrassing case for the US President.
“The Department of Justice took possession of materials believed to be part of its investigation, including six documents marked as classified”,
Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney, said in a statement released Saturday.
What are confidential documents?
He specified that the files under consideration correspond to two phases The Political Life of an 80-Year-Old Democrat: for his extensive career of more than 30 years as a senator from Delaware, on the one hand, and between his period as Barack Obama’s vice president, on the other 2009 y 2017.
Bauer said the search lasted more than 12 hours and included “every work, living and storage space in the house”.
“The Justice Department had full access to the president’s home, including personally handwritten notes, files, papers, folders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules and reminders.”Told.
White House in critical condition
This new discovery adds to a number of revelations that have become public in recent days. The White House is in a very delicate position.
BidenThrough its lawyers, has already acknowledged on January 9 that in November confidential documents were discovered at a think tank in Washington where it had an office.
Then the Democratic president admitted on January 12 that other classified files had been found at his home in Wilmington. Delaware,
However, according to a 1978 law, US Presidents and Vice Presidents are required to send all their emails, letters and other business documents. National Archives.
the matter is particularly sensitive to BidenWho is considering running for re-election in 2024.
What did Biden say about the documents?
A few days ago during a trip to California, Biden Tried to downplay the uproar surrounding the discovery of these documents.
“Listen, we found some documents (…) that were stored in the wrong place, we immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Department of Justice. We are cooperating fully and we expect to resolve this quickly.” are,” he told reporters who asked him about the issue.
“I don’t regret it,” he said.
His lawyers say it was “without feeling” Biden He took these sensitive files, and they insist that he cooperates fully with justice.
The White House said the first batch of documents were handed over to the Justice Department and the National Archives as soon as they were received.
Biden and Trump differences
aim of white House The obvious: to disassociate himself as much as possible from former President Donald Trump, who has already launched a new run for the White House and is known for bringing several boxes of official documents to his residence in Florida and his alleged obstruction are under investigation for through the efforts of Government to get them back.
Although the two cases are not completely comparable, the subject is dangerous to BidenJoe Trump presents himself as a tough, rule-abiding president after the scandal-filled years of his presidency.
In the case of both Republican Trump and Democrat BidenTo avoid any accusations of favoritism, the Justice Department assigned the investigation of the classified documents to two special prosecutors.