The burning question about Joe Biden’s secret documents went unanswered

Meeting with the Beltway press corps shortly after the news that President Joe Biden had kept a second installment of classified documents in a garage at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre offered few answers the specific questions of the reporters.

When asked by a Fox News reporter about releasing a visitor’s log for his home, Jean-Pierre shut him down and instead asked why there was no protest from his network over former President Donald Trump’s decision to release the White House visitor’s log abolish . Jean-Pierre also had no answers as to why investigators were searching Biden’s Wilmington home, why the documents were even in his garage, and how they got there, and referred the reporters’ questions to the Justice Department.

The biggest question mark, however, is what the documents contain and whether they could potentially have posed a national security threat had they fallen into the wrong hands — something the White House is yet to answer.

President Joe Biden
President Joe Biden, with a letter from House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer asking for additional details on classified documents Biden appears to have taken from his time in the Obama White House.
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Where the contents of classified documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home remain unknown amid an ongoing Justice Department investigation into how they ended up there, federal investigators released photographic evidence from the site , the data as well as secret markers reveal a number of files found there, allowing the public to deduce the security clearance needed to view them and what might have been happening in the world at the time.

For Biden, that hasn’t happened because the amount — and nature — of the newly uncovered classified material is still unclear.

A CNN report cited anonymous sources who claimed some documents found in a previous cache of documents at his volunteer post at the University of Pennsylvania were foreign policy briefing memos on issues including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom.

As for the documents in his Wilmington garage, Jean-Pierre told reporters Thursday that Biden “didn’t know the records were there” when he pushed for the documents in his garage, nor did he know what was in them found.

Biden has also said his attorneys advised him not to ask what’s in the classified documents amid a pending DOJ investigation into how they ended up there, a statement Jean-Pierre said was an attempt, ” doing things by the book”.

“His team has complied and worked with the Justice Department and I will leave it there,” she said. “I will not go beyond that.”

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Rick Schindler

Rick Schindler is a Worldtimetodays U.S. News Reporter based in Canada. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Rick Schindler joined Worldtimetodays in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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