A illegal headache for President Biden after documents Mark classified were found at a private office from his vice presidency the justice department now reviewing the documents and determining any possible next steps the situation is drawing comparisons to the probe into former president Trump’s handling of classified material at his Palm Beach.
Home CBS 4’s Jared Hill is live in New York with more Jared good morning good morning Maribel and Nicole these documents which were marked classified were found about two months ago in that Biden office and reportedly turned over immediately we’re still working to confirm exactly what they do contain but sources are giving insight into what was.
Not there roughly 10 documents marked classified were found at the Penn Biden Center for diplomacy and Global engagement in this Washington DC building a source familiar says they contained no nuclear secrets the attorney general has assigned John lausch a trump appointee and the U.S attorney in Chicago to review the.
Documents which were from President Biden’s years as vice president according to two sources with knowledge of the inquiry what doj will look at is how did the documents get there was it intentional is this a case that deserves to be prosecuted the president’s special counsel said the material was identified by Mr Biden’s personal attorneys while.
They were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate the office space on November 2nd he adds that the White House counsel’s Office notified the National Archives the same day the material was discovered and that the archives took possession of them the following day several Republicans have compared the.
Situation to the FBI search on former press president Trump’s Mar-A-Lago Florida home during which hundreds of materials with classification markings were seized Trump even posted on his truth social platform quote when is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden perhaps even the White House these documents were definitely not.
Declassified this one one set of rules for president Trump he literally raided his home 91 days before the midterm election different standard it seems with the um with President Biden the FBI is also involved in the preliminary inquiry into the Biden documents which a source says is nearing its conclusion.
Now regardless of what ends up happening with the official legal investigation here there still could be a bit of a political headache for President Biden because remember he said that it was quote irresponsible for former president Trump to keep hundreds of documents marked classified at his private Resort there in Florida.
Um and we’re already seeing some of that backlash coming from Republicans toward the current president comes back to you all right I guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens Jared live in New York thank you so much