Six new classified documents were found this week by US justice in Joe Biden’s family home, his attorney revealed Saturday. This latest discovery adds to a series of revelations that scratch his image as a tough, rule-abiding boss.
It’s a TV series that the White House could have done just fine without. This week, US justice found six additional classified documents in Joe Biden’s family home. Another twist on an already very embarrassing issue to the President of the United States.
“The Department of Justice seized documents (…) within the framework of its investigation, including six items consisting of” classified documents, during a search, Friday, of the home owned by the President in Wilmington, in the state. From Delaware (Eastern), in a press release posted Saturday, January 21st, said Bob Bauer, his personal attorney.
Joe Biden’s attorney determines that the files in question correspond to two phases of the 80-year-old Democrat’s political life: on the one hand, his long career of more than 30 years in the Senate from Delaware, and on the other hand, his tenure as Barack Obama’s vice president between 2009 and 2017.
This new discovery adds to a series of revelations in quirks and scrapes in recent days that have put the White House in a very delicate position.
Joe Biden admitted, via his attorney, on January 9 that classified documents had been discovered as early as November Washington think tankwhere he had an office.
Then the Democratic president admitted on January 12 to finding other sensitive files at his home in Wilmington.
However, the 1978 law requires US presidents and vice presidents to send all emails, letters, and other business documents to the National Archives.
The case is particularly embarrassing for the US president, who plans to declare himself a candidate for the 2024 presidential election.
He tried, during a trip to California a few days ago, to reduce the outcry about the discovery of these documents.
part of “negligence”
The US president told reporters who questioned him on this subject: “Listen, we found some documents (…) that were stored in the wrong place, and we immediately handed them over to the archives and the Ministry of Justice.”
He said: “I do not regret.”
His lawyers confirm, on the one hand, that the 46th President of the United States took these sensitive files “by mistake,” and on the other hand, he confirms that he cooperates fully with justice.
The goal of the White House is clear: to set itself apart from it as much as possible Former President Donald Trumpwho has already embarked on a new race for the White House.
The billionaire is under investigation for taking several boxes of official documents to his residence in Florida.
If the two cases are not quite comparable, the subject is nonetheless fraught with danger for Joe Biden, who presents himself as a tough and rule-abiding president.
In the case of Donald Trump as in the case of Joe Biden, the Department of Justice, anxious to avoid any accusation of bias, entrusted the investigation of classified documents to private prosecutors.
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