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"Nothing there." Biden downplays confidential documents found in his home


"Nothing there."

Biden downplays confidential documents found in his home

US President Joe Biden expressed concern over old documents classified as classified as confidential, found improperly stored among his private property, saying "there's nothing there."

The Associated Press quoted Biden as saying:

"I think you will find out there is nothing there, I have no regrets. I'm applying what the lawyers said, to do... which is exactly what we do ".

The United States President used the expression of author Gertrude Stein to clarify his indifference to the issue of confidential documents found in his home.

Biden used the phrase "nothing there"

  • which became popular in the English-speaking world
  • after the publication of Gertrude Stein
  • the American modernist writer, in 1937
  • of the book "Everyone's Biography"

describing her feeling that

the home where she spent her childhood "no longer exists.


US media reported

secret documents were found in Biden's office at a research center named after him in Washington.

and material relating to the period in which the President of the United States was discovered, Vice-President by those close to him on the eve of the midterm elections in early November The White House acknowledged that Biden used these office spaces in Washington from 2017 to 2020.

According to media reports

among the confidential documents were data and intelligence materials from briefings on Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom, dated 2013-2016.

Biden said the discovery was a surprise to him

that he knew nothing about the contents of the paperwork

and Biden's aides discovered the second piece of classified documents in his garage in Wilmington, and later added five more pages of classified material to it.

U.S. Department of Justice explores possible FBI

involvement in Biden's classified documents case

The U.S. Department of Justice has explored the possibility of involving the FBI to monitor ongoing searches for classified documents in the property of U.S. President Joe Biden.

The US agency Wall Street Journal reported

citing informed sources, that the Department of Justice had reversed the idea of involving the FBI in document search currencies, instead "both sides agreed. (DOJ with FBI)

Biden's personal lawyers search his homes, notify the DOJ when they find any other potentially classified records, and arrange for their confiscation by law enforcement authorities. "

According to the sources :

  •  the Justice Department's decision not to involve the FBI
  • was aimed at avoiding the complexity of investigations
  • and the cooperation of Biden's lawyers with investigations
  • which handed over the first batch of classified documents.

Last week

the US Secretary of Justice, Merrick Garland, announced that he had appointed Robert Hoare as special adviser to investigate the incident.

For its part, the U.S.

Department of Justice is investigating how secret documents belonging to Biden's time as U.S. Vice President Barack Obama arrived at his home.

Biden said he knew nothing about the documents and announced his

"full cooperation"

with the judiciary in the file of classified documents, an embarrassment for the White House as U.S. authorities investigate a much larger scandal linked to former President Donald Trump's misuse of classified state documents.