President Joe Biden affirmed that he has “no regrets” over his possession of classified documents. While assessing storm damage in California, the president emphasized that he did “nothing wrong.”
JUST IN: Biden says he has “no regrets” for stashing classified docs in his garage at his Delaware home.
Biden’s lawyers are sweating bullets right now.
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Biden tried to shift attention away from the classified documents, turning over to address the damages caused by storms in Calif., the president stated:
“You know what, quite frankly, bugs me is that we have a serious problem here we’re talking about. We’re talking about what’s going on,” Biden said, referring to the damage. “And the American people don’t quite understand why you don’t ask me questions about that.”
The president was asked whether he had any regrets surrounding the scandal. In response, he said that he holds no regrets and that he has been fully cooperative in the process.
“We found a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place,” he went on. “We immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Justice Department. We’re fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly. I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there. I have no regrets. I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It’s exactly what we’re doing. There’s no there, there,” Biden said.
BREAKING: Joe Biden speaks on his Classified Documents Scandal: “I have no regrets. I'm following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It's exactly what we're doing. There's no there, there.”
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President Joe Biden bashed Former President Donald Trump over his possession of classified material. The former president was raided by the FBI to recover the documents.
During an interview on 60 Minutes, Biden had emphasized the “irresponsibility” of the former president and his possession of classified documents. He said:
“How that could possibly happen, how anyone could be that irresponsible and I thought what data was in there that may compromise sources and methods. By that, I mean, names of people who helped or et cetera. And it’s just totally irresponsible.”
To date, three sets of classified documents have been found in two locations from the time that Joe Biden was vice president. First, documents were found at the president’s private office at the University of Pennsylvania. The other batches of documents were found in his Wilmington Del., home.
Former U.S. attorney Robert Hur has been chosen by Attorney General Merrick Garland to oversee the ongoing investigation.