Biden on classified docs: Nothing there
APTOS, United States (AFP) — President Joe Biden has downplayed the furor over the discovery of old classified documents improperly stored in his personal belongings, saying “there’s nothing there.”
Asked by reporters during a trip to California about the issue, he said: “I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there.”
“I have no regrets. I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It’s exactly what we’re doing. There’s no there there,” Biden said Thursday.
“We found a handful of documents… were filed in the wrong place. We immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Justice Department. We’re fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly,” he said.
Biden’s defiant comments came just over a week after news first emerged that around a dozen secret documents dating from his time as vice president to Barack Obama had been found sitting in a former Biden office space.
A handful more documents were subsequently discovered in the garage and home of the president in Delaware.
The uproar has engulfed the White House and threatened to overshadow what allies expect to be the Democrat’s announcement in the near future that he’s seeking a second term in the 2024 election.
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