New find at US President
Secret documents were stored next to Biden’s Corvette
The file affair surrounding US President Joe Biden is taking on greater proportions. Now more documents have been found in Biden’s home in the US state of Delaware.
“My Corvette is in a locked garage.” With these words US President Joe Biden defended himself on Thursday.
In the search for government documents, more secret documents were found in a garage owned by US President Joe Biden from his time as Vice President.
The “small number of additional documents” with classified information markings were discovered in a warehouse in the garage of Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House said on Thursday. Another document was discovered in an adjacent room between stored materials.
No records were found at Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. In this case, too, the Ministry of Justice was notified immediately.
Biden has defended keeping secret government documents in his garage. “My Corvette is in a locked garage,” said Biden on Thursday when asked about the find. So it’s not as if the documents were lying on the street. The President is the proud owner of a vintage 1967 Corvette, which he says he received as a gift for his first wedding. A journalist had asked how it could be that Biden kept secret material next to his Corvette.
Classified information also in Biden’s “personal library”
Biden also admitted that classified information had been found in his “personal library”. He is cooperating with the Department of Justice in the case. People would know that he takes dealing with secret government documents seriously. Biden announced that he would like to comment on the finds in more detail at a later date – but did not give any details.
The 80-year-old gave a short speech on inflation a few minutes after the second find became known – but was then immediately asked about the secret documents by the press present.
Tricky situation for Joe Biden
The search was completed on Wednesday, according to the President’s special adviser, Richard Sauber. Previously there had been reports of another find.
It became public on Monday that Biden had kept secret documents from his time as Vice President Barack Obama in his private offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC.
These were found when the office was cleared out last November, shortly before the important midterm elections. The situation is politically extremely sensitive for Biden, because his predecessor Donald Trump caused a scandal in the summer with a similar case. (SDA)