The current president of the United States, Joe Biden, has become the talk of the town after some documents were found in his office.
This article covers detailed information about the matter, along with all other relevant information.
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Biden Releases Statement Regarding Classified Documents Found at His Office
Joe Biden, the Current President of the United States, reacted to a report in Mexico that came into the limelight this week about the classified documents. The documents were found in Joe Biden’s private office in D.C. after he left the White House after serving as vice president for eight years.
The documents found at his private office are ten classified documents that include U.S. intelligence memos and briefing information on Iran, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom. However, it is still ambiguous what exact information is contained.
A reporter asked Joe Biden when he was in a joint conference with Justin Trudeau, prime Minister of Canada, and Andrès Manuel Lòpez Obrador, prime minister of Mexica if he could define his classified documents that ended up in one of his offices. The reporter further asked, “should the public have been notified sooner?”
In response to this, Joe Biden said, “People knew that he took classified documents or classified data seriously. When his lawyers had been clearing out his office at the University of Pennsylvania, they had set up an office for him and secured office in the capital after his tenure as a vice president for four years finished. At that time, he had been a professor at Penn. They had found some documents in a box, a closed cabinet, or a closet. They soon realized that there had many classified documents in that box.”
Biden added, “And they did what they should have done. They immediately called the Archives, immediately called the Archives, turned them over to the Archives.”
Biden said, “When he came to know about the lawyer’s finding, he was completely shocked to learn that there were any government data that had been taken there to that office.”
Joe Biden asserted that “He didn’t know what was in the documents. His lawyers hadn’t told him about the documents when he asked about them. He had turned over the boxes, and his lawyers had turned over the boxes to the Archives. And they were collaborating completely with the feedback and which he hoped would be finished soon. And there would be more information at that time.”
White House won’t say why it didn’t disclose earlier that records were found
The White House Counsel’s office would not tell why it didn’t open up to the public that classified government documents had been found in Joe Biden’s private office in Washington, D.C., that had been taken use by President Joe Biden before his election in 2020.
When the same question was asked to Ian Sam, spokesman for the White House Counsel’s Office, he said, “It was an ongoing process under evaluation by the Department of Justice, so they were going to be limited in what they could say at that time.
“But they were pledged to doing that in the current situation, and they would surely open up regarding this when and as appropriate.,” he further added.
Donald Trump, the former president of the United States, said that the Department of Justice didn’t open up about the documents so the result of November’s congressional Election could be saved from being affected.
Donald Trump wrote in a post on his social media site Truth Social “Why didn’t the ‘Justice’ Department announce the Highly Classified documents found in the Biden Office before the Election?” Trump is also under criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for not submitting government documents, including many marked classified or highly classified, when he left the office.
Mike Turner, a Representative of Ohio, wrote Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines to ask her to conduct an instant feedback and damage assessment about the documents found in Biden’s office. Turner wrote, “This discovery of classified information would put President Biden in potential violation of laws protecting national security, including the Espionage Act and Presidential Records Act.”
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