The discovery of classified documents, according to Biden, "is not there."
The discovery of classified documents, according to Biden,

California: When asked repeatedly about the discovery of classified documents and official records at his home and former office, President Joe Biden responded angrily on Thursday, saying there is "no there there."

During a tour of the storm damage in California, Biden responded to questions from reporters by saying, "We found a few documents were filed in the wrong place." "We immediately gave them to the Justice Department and the Archives." Biden stated that he was "fully cooperating and anticipating a speedy resolution to this."

I believe you'll discover there is nothing there, he said. There isn't anywhere there. According to information released by the White House, Biden's attorneys discovered classified documents and government records four times in the past few months: on November 2 at the Penn Biden Center's offices in Washington, on December 20 in the president's garage in Wilmington, Delaware, and on January 11 and 12.

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The finding complicates an ongoing federal investigation into former President Donald Trump, who the Justice Department claims took hundreds of documents marked classified with him when he left the White House in early 2021 and resisted government requests to return them for months.

The two cases are distinct from one another; in Biden's case, the documents were found and turned over voluntarily. The president and his advisers are working hard to be as transparent as they can, but the situation is getting on their nerves. They have repeatedly claimed to have acted quickly and appropriately when the documents were discovered.

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Robert Hur, a former US attorney from Maryland, was appointed last week as special counsel to direct the Justice Department's investigation into the documents by Attorney General Merrick Garland. In addition to making the choice to demonstrate the Justice Department's "commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters," Garland claimed the extraordinary circumstances called for the appointment of a special counsel.

Hur is replacing federal prosecutor John Lausch, whose team has already conducted interviews with former Biden aides in charge of box packing during his tenure as vice president and who was initially asked to review the documents. According to a source familiar with the situation who spoke to The Associated Press under the condition of anonymity to discuss a current investigation, those interviews included Kathy Chung, who worked as an administrative assistant at the time.

While assessing storm damage along the coast, Biden expressed annoyance that the issue of the documents was being brought up. He told reporters that it "bugs me" that he was being questioned about the handling of the classified material while "we have a serious problem here" in California.

Why don't you query me about that?" He persisted. Biden's team has come under fire for its fragmented disclosures; after notifying the public of the documents until early January, additional findings were released gradually. It has occasionally resulted in tense exchanges in the White House briefing room between reporters and press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

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When she claimed last Friday that all of the documents had been found, she got into trouble because over the weekend, another discovery was made public. In regards to how and when the public learned about the documents, Biden stated on Thursday that he has "no regrets." He said, "I'm doing as the lawyers have told me they want me to do.

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