The American President, Joe Bidenassured this Thursday that he is convinced that the conflict generated by the classified papers that have been found in his private residence will be resolved.
“Everything will be cleared up, I’m sure,” said the president, minutes after the White House confirmed that Biden’s lawyers have found new classified documents from the time he was vice president (2009-2017) in one of their mansions in Delaware (USA).
The president made these statements at a press conference called to assess the inflation data known today, after which the journalists shouted at the president: “Secret papers next to your Corvette, what was I thinking?”
“Let me talk about all this, and by the way, my Corvettes are in a closed garage, not on the street. But as I said earlier this week, people know that I take classified material seriously,” the president said.
A few hours after the press leaked it, the White House confirmed this Thursday, through a statement signed by the lawyer Richard Sauber, that the President’s legal team conducted a search, in collaboration with the Department of Justice, of the Wilmington and Rehoboth beach residences in Delaware.
The lawyers discovered political and personal papers along with a series of classified documents. All but one of the papers were found in a storage space in the garage of Biden’s Wilmington residence, while one, a single page, was found in an adjacent room. Nothing was discovered at the beach house, Sauber said.
“We are fully cooperating with the Department of Justice review,” Biden said, and, as was the case with the first batch of documents found in the Biden Penn Center offices, the Department of Justice “was immediately notified” and took possession. of the documents.
The find in the think tank took place last November although it was not disclosed until the beginning of this week. Today’s is therefore the second such revelation this week.
The reason for these searches, the content of the documents and who decided to send them to those places is unknown.
Yesterday, Wednesday, the spokeswoman for the White HouseKarine Jean-Pierre, refused to answer questions from journalists about why the government had not informed before the discovery of the documents, which occurred days before the mid-term elections on November 8.
Jean-Pierre limited himself to saying that the matter is being investigated by the Department of Justice.
Although it bears few similarities, the case is reminiscent of the one that led the FBI to search the residence of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) in Mar-a-Lago (Florida) last August.
Unlike what has happened with the Biden documents, which were handed over to the authorities by the president’s own team, in Mar-a-Lago the intervention of the Department of Justice was necessary to recover the papers.