DOJ Reviewing Classified Documents Found in Biden's Former Office
Shortly before the 2022 midterm elections, President Biden’s lawyers discovered an unspecified number of classified documents in an office formerly used by the president at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. According to a statement from Biden’s special council, the administration alerted the National Archives about the documents and is cooperating with the Justice Department as it reviews the matter.
Key Quotes: A statement from Richard Saubel, special counsel to the White House, said that “the White House is cooperating with the National Archives and the Department of Justice regarding the discovery of what appear to be Obama-Biden Administration records, including a small number of documents with classified markings.” Former President Donald Trump, who is under investigation for mishandling classified documents, asked in a post on Truth Social, “when is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House?”
How The Media Covered It: The report was first published in CBS News and quickly became a top story across the spectrum on Monday. Most coverage compared this finding with the FBI’s raid of Trump’s Florida residence, Mar-a-Lago, in August. The Hill’s article stated that the “key difference was that Biden’s team quickly alerted the National Archives.” The New York Times (Lean Left Bias) called the circumstances between the two instances “significantly different.” Fox News quoted Biden from an interview with 60 Minutes following the Mar-a-Lago raid, where he called Trump “totally irresponsible” for mishandling classified materials.
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