Biden takes classified documents and information very seriously: White House

WASHINGTON: U.S. President Joe Biden takes classified documents and information “very seriously,” the White House said Thursday hours after it revealed more classified documents had been found in his private residences and offices.
The Attorney General has appointed special counsel, Robert Hur, to investigate the discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC and at the Bidens’ personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
“It’s important for the American people to know, this is what the president has said, he takes classified documents and information very seriously,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Marie told reporters. Pierre, during his daily press conference.
“It’s something, as you all know, that he won’t hesitate to say and has continued to say this week. And again he was surprised that those tapes had been found.
“He doesn’t know what’s in there and his team, once they identified those documents were there, they immediately contacted the Department of Justice records and rightly did what they did. ‘you had to put them back,’ she said.
“And they’ve been cooperating very closely with the Department of Justice. Attorney General (Merrick) Garland, today said he heard from his team very soon after the discovery. And so I just want to m ensure that this is well understood, that he takes this very seriously,” said Jean-Pierre.
Responding to a question, Jean-Pierre expressed his confidence that a thorough review will show that these documents were inadvertently misplaced, and the president and his lawyers acted quickly upon discovery of this error.
“I’ll leave it at that. That’s what his lawyer said. But again, this is something the president takes very seriously, and we coordinated, they coordinated, his lawyers coordinated very closely. with the Department of Justice,” she said, facing a volley of questions during her daily press conference here Thursday.
The White House said earlier in the day that the additional documents were found in the garage of the president’s residence in Wilmington and an adjoining room. But when the president himself mentioned it in person earlier, he said they were found in storage areas and in his personal library.
“He was surprised that the documents were there. And that also lines up with what we shared this morning. He takes it very seriously, when it comes to classified information, when it comes to documents classified. And again, that remains the He was surprised the files were found. He doesn’t know what’s in them,” she said.
The discovery of classified documents from the previous Obama administration has created a political storm in the neck1/13/2023 08:26:31 AMntry, with comparisons to that of Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump.
“Contrary to former President Trump’s repeated attempts to hamper efforts to recover hundreds of classified documents, President Biden’s team immediately turned over the records to the National Archives once they were discovered,” said Dick Durbin, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. .
“Rather than acting as the President’s personal attorney like Bill Barr, Attorney General Garland’s appointment of a special counsel assures the American people that this investigation will be conducted fairly and with integrity,” he said. he declares.


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