In a new interview on ABC News with David Muir, President Biden defended his comments regarding the discovery of classified documents at former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. At the time Biden had commented that it was “irresponsible” for Trump to have had these documents. These remarks have come under fire lately following the discovery of classified documents in Biden’s Delaware home and old office in Washington, D.C. with many people claiming that Biden’s comments were hypocritical.
However, Biden told Muir that in his case, a small number of documents were found and that many of them were decades old. He added that the classification markings on the documents found in his home and office were also different from the ones found at Trump’s estate.
Biden further clarified that he cannot comment specifically on what classification was on the files, as he did not know exactly what was taken or what the files contained.
Last summer, hundreds of documents with varying degrees of classification markings were found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. The documents were recovered by the FBI over a year after the former President left office.
Recently, a small number of classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president and as a senator were discovered in his home and office. Biden has stated that the two situations were “fundamentally different” while also adding that he voluntarily allowed the Department of Justice to investigate without a search warrant. He added that his cooperation made the situation totally different.