More classified documents found
House search of US President Biden
In the search for government documents, more secret documents were found in the private rooms of US President Joe Biden.
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The driveway to President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware: The US Department of Justice searched Biden’s home and found six classified documents.
The US Department of Justice found six more secret documents during a search of US President Joe Biden’s (80) home in the state of Delaware. “The Justice Department has seized materials it believes fall within the scope of its investigation, including six documents marked as confidential,” Biden’s attorney, Bob Bauer, said Saturday. The Justice Department found the documents during a search of Biden’s home on Friday as part of its special investigation into the case.
It had previously become known that around a dozen confidential government documents from his time as Vice President under Barack Obama were found in an office formerly used by Biden. Other classified documents were subsequently discovered in Biden’s garage and at his home in Delaware. The US Department of Justice then appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the case.
Biden is relaxed
Biden had emphasized his willingness to clarify on Thursday. “We are fully cooperating and look forward to resolving this matter quickly,” Biden said in response to reporter questions during a visit to the US state of California. The matter is meaningless: “I think you will find out that there is nothing.” It turned out that “a handful of documents had been filed in the wrong place,” said the US President. These were immediately handed over to the National Archives and the Ministry of Justice.
According to Biden’s lawyer, the house search lasted 13 hours. The affair is sensitive for the President: It gives rise to comparisons with the discovery of hundreds of secret documents in the estate of his predecessor Donald Trump in Florida. Trump’s case is also being investigated by a special counsel. A US law requires presidents and vice presidents to turn over all their emails, letters and other documents to the National Archives after leaving office. (AFP/kes)