U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) officials have found out six other confidential documents during a search carried out at the family residence that the president of that country, Joe Biden, owns in Delaware.
“The DoJ has taken possession of materials it believes are within the scope of its investigation, including six (…) classified documents,” the president’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer, said in a statement released Saturday.
The authorities’ recording began at 09:45 in the morning and ended at 22:30 on Friday evening, and the Justice requested that it not be disclosed in advance. There were the new documents, some of which date from when Biden was a senator (1973-2009) and others from when he was vice president of Barack Obama (2009-2017).
The first evidence of this type of information dates back to November 2, just before the mid-term elections. On that occasion they found them in the private offices of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Engagement, in Washington, which the current president founded in the last of the aforementioned periods.
Since then, other documents marked confidential have been discovered in the garage, next to his vintage green Corvette, and in a bedroom at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
And when the search was officially said to have been “completed”, more secret papers appeared last Saturday in his home, where the president has been confined during the pandemic and spends most weekends.
The the issue is particularly uncomfortable for Bidenwho plans to run again in 2024. “Listen, we found some documents (…) that were filed in the wrong place, we immediately handed them over to the Archives and the Ministry of Justice,” the US president told reporters a few days does.
Joe Biden intends to speed up the process ‘as much as possible’
In Saturday’s statement, Bauer indicated that, intending to expedite the process “as much as possible,” they agreed give access to the house for the Justice Department to examine looking for material that could be classified.
In the search, which took place with members of Biden’s legal team and the White House present, the Justice Department was given “full” access to the location, including handwritten notes, files, papers, files, lists, or agent files
Furthermore, he took possession of what he considered within the scope of his investigation, including those six documents marked as confidential. They also took handwritten notes. of his years as vice president for further review.
Biden’s special counsel Richard Sauber added in another statement that the president had told his lawyers to cooperate fully with the Justice Department and recalled that this has been the case since the initial discovery of classified documents in the Penn think tanks. by the president.
Sauber stressed that Biden and his team are making sure the Justice Department has what it needs to do a “thorough” review.
“The president has been committed from the start addressing this issue responsibly because it takes it very seriously,” Sauber stressed in his note, where he specified that neither Biden nor the first lady, Jill, were present during yesterday’s search.
Both the White House and Biden himself have insisted from the outset on their total willingness to cooperate in these investigations and have tried to distance themselves from the case of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021).
The Republican is also being investigated by the Justice Department for hoarding classified documents at his private residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, which was discovered after an FBI raid.
At the time Biden had been very hard on the tycoon: “How can one be so irresponsible?” He said when asked about the matter, adding that he was worried that there was “information that could compromise the sources and methods”.
Biden’s case was discovered this January and his various confidential documents were found by his own lawyers and handed over to the authorities, unlike what happened in Mar-a-Lago, where the intervention of the Department of Justice.
Meanwhile, in recent days, the White House has avoided providing new details on confidential documents. “We are providing the public with information on this matter appropriately. But, of course, we are limited in what we can say given the ongoing review by the Justice Department,” the spokesperson for the Justice Department said on Tuesday. White House Counsel Ian Sams in conversation with a group of reporters.
With information from EFE and AFP.
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