President Joe Biden broke his silence Wednesday on the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s home.
The president insisted he had no prior knowledge of the raid.
“I had no notice. None. Zero,” Biden said, raising his hand to make a circle with his finger and thumb. “Not a single piece.”
Biden finally reacted to the news 16 days after the raid.
At the time, Biden officials speaking to the media reiterated that no one in the White House was given advance notice of the raid.
But other questions have been raised about Biden’s White House staffers and the level of knowledge they had about the ongoing Trump investigation.
Newly uncovered correspondence with Trump attorneys and members of Biden’s legal team shows that Biden’s then-White House assistant counsel Jonathan Su waived Trump’s claim of executive privilege over the documents. owned by the President.
This suggests that while some of Biden’s legal staff may not have been aware of the details of the raid, they might have known the effect their actions would have on the FBI’s ongoing investigation.
Trump has repeatedly condemned the FBI raid as unnecessary, saying he and his staff were cooperating with the National Archives over documents in its possession.
“The government could have had anything it wanted if we had it,” he wrote on social media.