Biden hopes that the investigation into the classified documents in his offices will be resolved as soon as possible
The White House confirmed it found a third batch of files at the president's Delaware home in a search by his attorney, Richard Sauber
Biden said he had no regrets about how the discovery of documents was handled classified documents in their offices. (AP)
US President Joe Biden said Thursday that he has no regrets about handling classified documents found in one of his offices during his time as vice president under Barack Obama, just over a week after the Department of Justice appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the issue.
“ I don't think they're going to find anything, I have no regrets; I am following what the lawyers want me to do”, the president told reporters during a visit to California, adding that he hopes everything will be resolved “as soon as possible >”.
“When we discovered that a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place, we immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Department of Justice,” the US president explained.
Biden finds himself in the eye of the hurricane after it became known that he irregularly kept a series of classified papers at his home and in his office when he was vice president (2009-2017) of Barack Obama.< /p>
Last Saturday, the White House confirmed that it found a third batch of documents at the president's home in Delaware, in a search conducted by his attorney, Richard Sauber.
Days earlier, the US Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special expert to study all the classified papers that have been found in Biden's homes and offices.
The US Attorney General, Merrick Garland, appointed a special expert to study all the classified papers that have been found in Biden's homes and offices. (REUTERS)
The situation is reminiscent, though with many differences, of the classified papers found in the mansion of former President Donald Trump.
Trump (2017-2021) is being investigated by the Department of Justice for accumulating classified documents at his residence in Mar-a-Lago (Florida), which were discovered after an FBI raid.< /b>
Neither Trump nor Biden should have had in their possession classified documents from their respective Administrationssince the law requires that all presidential records be delivered to the National Archives, but possession of these documents in itself is not a crime, if it is not proven that they were knowingly concealed.
In Biden's case, it was his own lawyers who tipped off authorities that they had found classified documents.
But in Trump's case , were discovered after the raid, prompted by a request from the National Archives(responsible for safeguarding all presidential documents) since they had spent more than a year trying to recover records that the former president had taken to his personal residence.
Trump (2017-2021) is being investigated by the Department of Justice for accumulating classified documents at his residence in Mar-a-Lago (Florida), which were discovered after an FBI raid. (REUTERS)
The Republican opposition in Congress has taken advantage of the situation to criticize the current government and asked in a letter addressed to prosecutor Garland to deliver a series of documents related to the Biden investigation before 27 of January and highlight the fact that the documents were discovered just before the elections.
And, although the case has not been known until this week, it was November 4, four days before the midterm elections, when the National Archives inspector general's office contacted the Justice Department and informed it that the White House had found classified documents.
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)