Confidential documents from the Obama era were discovered at an institute founded by Joe Biden

Confidential documents from the Obama era were discovered at an institute founded by Joe Biden

The start of the year 2023 has started well for the White House, thanks to a heartbreaking spectacle for Republicans, during election Loudspeaker in the House of Representatives. On Monday January 9th, a revelation revealed this positive scroll of danger. According to CBS, the Minister of Justice said thatAttorney General Merrick Garland appointed a judge to examine documents, some of them classified, found on the premises of the Ben Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a think tank the president opened before he was elected and attached to the University of Pennsylvania.

These documents date back to the period when Joe Biden was Vice President to Barack Obama (2009-2017). We do not know the course, nor the rating, nor the content. But this issue comes at the right time for the Republicans, who immediately seized on it. Joe Biden occupied these buildings between mid-2017 and spring 2019, when he launched his presidential campaign. Past executives of the center include Steve Ricchetti, Assistant to the President in the White House, W Secretary of State Anthony Blinken.

The seized exhibits were determined November 2, 2022, by the president’s personal lawyers, a week before the midterm elections. They were in a locked closet, which had to be emptied to make office space, Richard Sauber, special counsel to Joe Biden, said in a press release.

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That same November 2, the White House alerted the National Archives, which took possession of it the next day and notified the Justice Department. In the process, Merrick Garland asked a judge appointed by Donald Trump, Northern Illinois District Attorney John Lauch, to examine the documents in question. He will have to think about the possible consequences or not.

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Republicans seize the reins of retaliation

So it was possible to strictly respect the procedures from the discovery, without raising all the questions about the years before. The White House wanted to show its immediate desire to cooperate with the National Archives, to underscore the contrast with Donald Trump’s behavior. The latter is at the center of a federal investigation A massive amount of confidential documents were confiscated, in August 2022, from his residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. The former president immediately commented on the embarrassing revelations of his successor on Monday. When did the FBI [la police fédérale] Will you raid Joe Biden’s many residences, maybe even the White House? » He writes on his network, Truth Social.

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