This week, a US judge found six additional classified documents in Joe Biden’s family home, another development in an already deeply embarrassing case for the US president.
The Ministry of Justice seized documents […] As part of his investigation, including six items consisting of “classified” documents, during a Friday search of the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware (East), in a statement released Saturday by 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 as a senator from Delaware, and on the other hand his job as Vice President Barack Obama 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, through his attorney, admitted on January 9 that classified documents had been discovered as early as November at a think tank in Washington, where 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.
“Listen, we found some documents (…) that were put in the wrong place;
He said: “I do not regret.”
On the one hand, his lawyers claim that 46 were “inadvertently”H The President of the United States would have taken these classified files, and confirmed, on the other hand, that he cooperates fully with justice.
The goal of the White House is clear: We want to distinguish ourselves as much as possible from former President Donald Trump, who has already embarked on a new race for the White House.
The billionaire is under investigation for taking several boxes of official documents from his home in Florida.
If the two cases aren’t quite comparable, the topic remains fraught for Joe Biden, who presents himself as a tough, 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 these classified documents to private prosecutors.
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