Biden aides find second batch of classified documents at new location

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So - biden had classified documents in an office and now another location from AFTER he left office under obama.

Well well.

I'll say one thing for US politics, it's delightfully entertaining if nothing else.
 
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It would appear this is completely legal to keep classified documents in offices or golf courses in the US of A as nobody has been charged with anything.
I got into an argument with Tecumseh about this - if it's so damned illegal why has it been months and months with no charges for his nibs, and now no charges for this twinkie who did the same thing? There's been a whole lotta yelling about something that nobody gets charged for.
 

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“WASHINGTON — Aides to President Joe Biden have discovered at least one additional batch of classified documents in a location separate from the Washington office he used after leaving the Obama administration, according to a person familiar with the matter.”

An interesting twist would be if that “Separate Location” was Trump’s basement at his Florida Golf Course.
 

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What I wonder about this whole thing is why are "his" people coming forward with this? It's almost like they want him out of there.
It's possible that someone tipped them they were there (Hey, just cleaning out biden's old office over here for the next renter and i found these, what do you want us to do with them?) and they thought it was inevitable it would get out so they were much better off to pull a mia culpa and be the ones to admit to it rather than let it be a big 'media bombshell' later.
 

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So - biden had classified documents in an office and now another location from AFTER he left office under obama.

Well well.

I'll say one thing for US politics, it's delightfully entertaining if nothing else.
It's going to be interesting to see what McCarthy is going to do about old Joe Biden? Biden should be impeached. Ha-ha-ha.
 

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It's going to be interesting to see what McCarthy is going to do about old Joe Biden? Biden should be impeached. Ha-ha-ha.
Well amusingly some have talked about it, but realistically that won't happen given the numbers in the house and senate. Republicans thought they were going to sweep the midterms and if they had i think biden would have been impeached for sure but they managed to shoot themselves in the foot.
 

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OH SHIT - THEY WERE IN HIS GARAGE!!!! AAAAHAHHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAA!!!!


Welp, there's trump off the hook :)

Frankly they're both guilty and both should face punishment - classified docs can't just be left laying around (even if it IS locked with your corvette). But in the real world it just means both will get away with it.
 
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Asked by a reporter on Thursday about the wisdom of storing important material next to his Corvette, the self-declared 'car guy' president said both were in a locked garage.

"It's not like they’re sitting out in the street," he said. "People know I take classified documents and classified material seriously."

Biden and Trump now each face inquiries from special prosecutors, who are typically appointed to politically sensitive cases to ensure a degree of independence from Justice Department leadership.

But their cases are not the same, legal experts say.

The White House said Biden's attorneys found a small number of classified documents and turned them over after discovery? Biden’s attorneys (?) found a small number (?) of classified documents (?) in his garage & an adjoining room? His attorneys were doing what in Biden’s garage when they happened to find classified documents? This sounds like a very interesting story all by itself….

The White House said some material was found in a garage at Biden's home and an adjacent room. It pledged to cooperate with the probe.

So….what the hell where Biden’s Aides or Attorneys doing in his garage to start with?
 
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They say that but they completely fail to explain why. The only thing that they say is Biden likely won't be charged because they have a policy of not charging sitting presidents.
Um. . . you gotta read the article.

HOW DO THE TWO CASES DIFFER?​

Legal experts say there are stark contrasts between the two cases.

In Trump's case, the National Archives tried for more than a year after Trump left office to retrieve all of the records he retained, without success. When Trump finally returned 15 boxes of documents in January 2022, Archives officials discovered they contained classified materials.

The matter was referred to the Justice Department, which issued a grand jury subpoena last May seeking the return of all classified records. Investigators then visited Trump's home, where his attorneys handed over more material and asserted there were no more documents on the premises.

That turned out to be false. Additional evidence collected by the FBI, including surveillance footage from the Mar-a-Lago estate, prompted agents to seek court approval to execute a search warrant on Aug. 8 amid concerns over possible obstruction.

The FBI recovered an additional 13,000 documents, about 100 of which were marked as classified.

In Biden's case, Garland said the president's attorneys informed the Archives and the Justice Department in November that they had discovered fewer than a dozen classified files inside a closet at the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington D.C. earlier that month.

After the discovery, the attorneys continued to conduct additional searches at Biden's homes in Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where more documents were found in both December and this month. All were turned over to the authorities.