Joe Biden, President of the United States, affirmed that he was unaware of the content of the classified documents in an office occupied by him after the end of his term as vice president. This during the X Summit of North American Leaders, on January 10, 2023. From agreement with local media, the material found is about Ukraine, Iran and the Kingdom Unido.
The Department of Justice and National Archives and Records Administration is investigating the circumstances surrounding the documents, according to Richard Sauber, special advisor to the president. By law, government records must be released to National Archives once the president or his officials leave office.
When finishing the North American Leaders Summit, Biden claimed to be unaware of the content of the files. She said she was surprised by his discovery and is cooperating with the authorities to clarify the matter.
The documents were found in a locked cabinet in an office used by the president after leaving the vice presidency. The office in question was in the center Penn Biden for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, which is part of the University of Pennsylvania in Washington, where the president was an honorary professor from 2017 to 2019. Biden was vice president in the administration of Barack Obamathat is, from 2009 to 2017.
Many of the documents found were personal, such as letters of condolences and funeral arrangements for her son, Beau Biden. However, misplaced there was confidential material from Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom.
Three months later, FBI agents raided the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump, seizing more than 100 classified government files. Currently, the tycoon is the focus of a criminal investigation by the Department of Justice for having removed records from the White House in January 2021.
“When is the FBI going to raid Joe Biden’s many homes, maybe even the White House?” These documents were definitely not declassified,” Trump wrote on his social media.JamesComerRepublican representative from Kentucky and now president of the House Oversight Commission, sent letters to the White House Counsel’s Office in what represent the start of congressional investigations into the president’s handling of classified material. Congress, now led by the Republicans, requested a list of people who had access to the office, documents and communications between the White House, as well as the handling of classified material by Biden’s personal lawyers.