Biden ‘has no regrets’ over handling of classified documents found: NPR

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President Biden traveled to Aptos, California on Thursday to tour damage caused by recent storms. He told reporters that he has no regrets about how he and his lawyers decided to find and release classified documents found in his former office and private residence.

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President Biden traveled to Aptos, California on Thursday to tour damage caused by recent storms. He told reporters that he has no regrets about how he and his lawyers decided to find and release classified documents found in his former office and private residence.

Susan Walsh/AP

President Biden told reporters Thursday that he is cooperating with investigators and has “no regrets” about how he and his team decided to locate and release classified documents since becoming vice president during the Obama administration.

“I think you’ll find there’s nothing there. I have no regrets,” Biden told reporters during a tour of California’s hurricane-ravaged areas.

It was his first public comment since the Justice Department issued a special counsel to investigate how the documents ended up at Biden’s private residence and former office.

The president said he was taking the advice of his lawyers and that he was not “there”.

“We found several documents that were filled in the wrong place. We immediately handed them over to the institution [National] Archives and the Department of Justice,” Biden said. “We are cooperating fully and look forward to resolving this matter as soon as possible.”

A series of classified documents were released by Biden’s lawyers four times between November 2022, before the midterms, and last weekend.

The first set of documents was found in early November in Biden’s former office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, and the second set was found in Biden’s garage about a month and a half later. at his home in Wilmington. , His.

After the documents were released on January 9, Biden’s lawyers searched his Wilmington home again, as well as his residence in Rehoboth Beach, and twice found additional documents in Wilmington.

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