Biden | ‘No Regrets’ on Document Response


Joe Biden was found in illegal possession of classified documents | Image by AFP/Getty Images

President Joe Biden said he has “no regrets” about how he handled the discovery of classified documents found at his home and former office.

“I think you’re gonna find there’s nothing there,” Biden said Thursday. “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.”

This was the president’s first public comment on the issue since Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate Biden’s potentially illegal possession of classified documents dating from the Obama administration.

“We found a handful of documents that were filed in the wrong place. We immediately turned them over to the [National] Archives and the Justice Department,” Biden said. “We’re fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly.”

Biden made these comments to reporters while touring storm damage in California. He expressed frustration at being asked about the investigation.

“I’ll answer your question, but here’s the deal. You know, what quite frankly bugs me is that we have a serious problem here we’re talking about, talking about what’s going on,” he said. “And the American people don’t quite understand why you don’t ask me questions about that.”

As previously covered by The Dallas Express, Biden’s attorneys discovered a batch of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center on November 2, 2022.

However, that discovery was not announced to the public until January 9 of this year.

Richard Sauber, special counsel to the White House, said the documents were discovered when the attorneys “were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.”

White House attorneys announced on January 12 that they found more classified documents in the garage of Biden’s Delaware home.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland then appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate Biden’s possession of the documents, as previously covered in The Dallas Express.

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