The president’s lawyers discovered a small number of documents with classified markings in the garage of President Joe Biden’s house in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House said on Thursday.
A single document was found in a room adjacent to the garage and no documents were found in the Bidens’ Rehoboth Beach home, White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber said in a statement. The administration is “fully cooperating” to ensure that the records are handled properly, he said.
Here’s Richard Sauber’s statement:
Biden is facing growing scrutiny for his handling of classified documents, and the White House says it is fully cooperating with a Justice Department investigation.
White House lawyers say they immediately contacted the DOJ when they discovered the documents this week. There has been no indication of what the documents contain or whether Biden or anyone else read them after leaving office as vice president.
The reporters finally decided to work and did their job!
Biden was confronted and asked what was he thinking when he left classified material near his Corvette.
POTUS was obviously panicking and wasn’t even able to read his answer properly and probably it was a good idea to run away shortly after because he would have gone off-script.
At an event Thursday morning after the statement came out, Biden acknowledged the discovery, telling reporters: “I’m going to get a chance to speak on all this, God willing, soon.”
Asked by a reporter why he would leave documents next to a vintage Corvette that Biden is known to have – Biden said: “By the way my Corvette’s in a locked garage, OK?” – implying that the documents were secure.
Time to see the Delaware visitor logs (not that they would be honest legit ones) 61 trips home in 2 years with classified documents being there at least 6 years.
As a reminder, the first collection was found at the Washington offices of the Penn Biden Center, a Biden-aligned think tank.
Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped John Lausch, the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and a Trump appointee, to investigate the matter on Monday. The White House says Biden is fully cooperating with the investigation.