The pressure on Biden grows: more documents were seized during a search at his home. The President of the United States promises “full cooperation.”
WASHINGTON – The US Department of Justice searched the home of the US President. Joe Biden found six more secret documents. “The Department of Justice has seized materials that it believes are within the scope of its investigation, including six documents marked as confidential,” Biden attorney Bob Bauer said Saturday.
The Justice Department found the documents during a search of Biden’s home on Friday (January 20) as part of its special investigation of the case.
Secret documents found on Biden: “We fully cooperate”
It previously emerged that about a dozen confidential government documents from his time as vice president under Barack Obama had been found in an office previously used by Biden. Later, other classified documents were also discovered in Biden’s garage and at his home in Delaware. The United States Department of Justice then appointed a special prosecutor to investigate the case.
Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump: Hundreds of secret documents on his property
Biden had stressed his willingness to clarify on Thursday. “We are fully cooperating and hope to resolve this matter quickly,” Biden said in response to questions from reporters during a visit to the US state of California. The matter does not make sense: “I think you will find that there is nothing there.” It turned out that “a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place,” said the US president. These were immediately handed over to the National Archives and the Ministry of Justice.
The incident is sensitive for Biden: it gives rise to comparisons with the discovery of hundreds of secret documents in the estate of his predecessor donald trump in Florida. Trump’s case is also being investigated by a special prosecutor. Presidents and vice presidents are required by US law to submit all their emails, letters and other documents to the National Archives after leaving office. (AFP/dpa/frs)