Biden on docs: People packing offices ‘didn’t do the kind of work that should have been done’
He continued to contrast the discovery of sensitive documents in his possession with the seizure of documents by the FBI from the Florida estate of former President Donald Trump in August.
“To the best of my knowledge, the kind of things they [investigators] picked up are things that – from 1974, wandering papers. There may be something else, I don’t know,” Biden said of investigators who searched for documents in his possession. 1974 was Biden’s second year in the US Senate, and he did not explain what kind of material from that year he might have had in his possession.
He also claimed he “volunteered to open every opening” by cooperating with the Justice Department, a notable difference from Trump. The former president is being investigated not only for allegedly holding highly sensitive national security documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate, but also for possibly obstructing the investigation process. Trump has repeatedly complained about the process that led to the FBI seizures at Mar-a-Lago.
Classified documents were found at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Del., as well as a private think tank space associated with Biden in Washington. Biden had previously said he was “surprised” by the discovery of classified documents in the think tank space and that he did not know what they contained.
Federal agents also searched Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., last week, but no additional documents with classified marks were found, according to Biden’s personal attorney.
His administration has repeatedly said it is cooperating with the investigation, which is being led by Special Counsel Robert Hur.