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    Documents with classified markings were discovered last week in the Indiana home of former Vice President Mike Pence, seen here in November.John Minchillo/AP Fight disinformation: Sign up for the free Mother Jones Daily newsletter and follow the news that matters.Has the FBI checked Dick Cheney’s house? On Tuesday, a lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence announced that classified documents at Pence’s Indiana home had been recently found. The news offers a chance to pause for a moment and consider just how far off the rails the general discourse about former officials’ possession of government materials has gone.  In December, lawyers for President Joe Biden found classified documents stored at his Wilmington, Delaware home. That followed the discovery in November of classified material at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank where Biden stored papers. In August, the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Mar-a-Lago for documents held by former President Donald Trump. There is an easy equivalency here. And as more politicians’ lawyers root around their homes for documents, more disclosures may follow, only fueling claims that Trump was not...
    A Democratic California congressman this week weighed in on President Joe Biden’s classified-document scandal, characterizing the president’s housing of restricted records in his University of Pennsylvania office and his Delaware home as indefensible. A member of the House Oversight and Armed Services committees, U.S. Representative Ro Khanna (D-CA-17) told Fox News that Biden warrants scrutiny for keeping numerous records he obtained during his earlier service as a U.S. senator and later as vice president. Khanna noted that the law requires classified federal documents to be kept in “sensitive compartmented information facilities” (SCIFs). While presidents can sometimes temporarily designate rooms within their personal properties as SCIFs, Biden has never suggested any spaces in his home or office were deemed to be such areas.  The Penn office where Biden stored federal documents is known as the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy & Global Engagement. Located on Constitution Avenue in D.C., the think tank’s founding in 2017 coincided with a vast increase in donations from China-based corporations to the university, generating concern about who had access to the Penn Biden Center and, eventually,...
    Jesse Watters bizarrely claimed former President Donald Trump was permitted to have government documents at his home despite the fact the FBI raided the place to retrieve them. They were supposed to be given to the National Archives when Trump left the White House. On Tuesday, CNN reported classified documents had been found at former President Mike Pence’s Indiana home. The revelation came as President Joe Biden is mired in his own documents mess after classified material was found piecemeal in multiple locations, including his home. The material dates from Biden’s time as vice president and senator. In each case, the former vice presidents contacted the government and returned the documents in question, which were supposed to be turned over to the National Archives upon their respective departures from office. “Biden looks suspicious,” Watters said on Tuesday’s Jesse Watters Primetime on Fox News. “That’s the difference here. Pence found documents. Box was still shut, put them in a safe, handed them right over. Trump had documents. He’s allowed to. He’s president. The librarians knew he had them and he admitted...
    Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks during an event to promote his new book at the conservative Heritage Foundation think tank on October 19, 2022 in Washington, DC.Chip Somodevilla | Getty Images Lawyers for former Vice President Mike Pence said a "small number" of classified documents were found at his home in Carmel, Indiana, last week. Pence's lawyers notified the National Archives and Records Administration of the discovery on Wednesday, according to a letter obtained by CNBC. The classified documents were discovered on Jan. 16 after Pence had outside counsel with experience handling classified documents search his own home and records "out of an abundance of caution," following the news that classified documents were found at President Joe Biden's home and office, an attorney for Pence told the Archives. The discovery, which was reported earlier by CNN, came after Pence said on several occasions he did not have any classified documents. Gregory Jacob, an attorney at O'Melveny tasked with handling Pence's records, said in a letter sent Sunday to the National Archives that the Justice Department sent FBI agents to...
    Hillary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign was hampered by revelations that she had unlawfully retained classified emails at a personal email server at her home. President Joe Biden also admitted that he had possession of classified documents from his time as vice president, but he returned them to the National Archives. U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to review the classified documents recovered from Biden for a possible criminal referral. Pence is considered one of the possible candidates for the 2024 Republican primary race, but so far, only Trump has declared his campaign. A recent poll found that Pence garnered support from only 9% of likely GOP primary voters, compared to 46% that said they would support Trump. Heres more about Pences classified mistake: Documents marked classified found at Mike Pences homewww.youtube.com Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!
    Former Trump National Security Adviser John Bolton shrugged off Mike Pompeo’s attacks against him, including his declarations that Bolton should be in prison. Bolton joined CNN’s Kaitlan Collins on Monday to discuss various issues. The conversation turned to the upcoming memoir from Bolton’s ex-colleague, the former secretary of state. In his book, Pompeo voiced his disdain for several of his fellow top Trump administrative operatives and shared his anger with Bolton ever since the latter turned against Donald Trump. From the book, as previewed by The Guardian: Pompeo describes Trump calling John Bolton, his third national security adviser, a “scumbag loser”. After being fired, Bolton produced a memoir of his own, The Room Where It Happened. Trump sought to prevent publication but the book was a bestseller, relaying the president’s private conversations and what Pompeo considers highly sensitive material. Bolton has now floated a White House run of his own, to try to block Trump. Pompeo fires salvoes Bolton’s way, at one point comparing him to Edward Snowden, who leaked surveillance secrets to the media in 2013, but saying the...
    Nestled in a building near lobbying firms, law firms, and other trade groups sits President Joe Biden's old office in a relatively obscure Ivy League think tank at the center of a growing classified document firestorm. Biden unveiled the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in 2018 in a building located near the Capitol. He called the post-vice presidency gig a means of "strengthening American global leadership for the future." Now, questions about the think tank's funding, how classified documents wound up there, and who had access to the office where the files were found loom large. BIDEN'S 'PHENOMENALLY SUCCESSFUL' PARTNERSHIP WITH FOREIGN-FUNDED PENN EXAMINED "The Penn Biden Center engages Penn’s students and partners with its faculty and global centers to convene world leaders, develop and advance smart policy, and strengthen the national debate for continued American global leadership in the 21st century," the mission statement for the think tank reads. In 2022, right before the midterm elections, one of Biden's lawyers discovered a manila folder labeled “personal" that contained material with classified...
    A majority of Americans believe President Joe Biden handled classified documents 'inappropriately,' a new poll suggested on Sunday. It comes one day after Biden's personal attorney announced that another six documents, some with classified markings, were recovered from his Wilmington, Delaware home on Saturday. As of that discovery, there have been around 25 to 30 secret pages discovered among Biden's private possessions, according to CBS News.  According to a ABC News/Ipsos survey taken January 20 and 21, 64 percent of U.S. adults have looked at the matter disapprovingly.  Just 34 percent of people said Biden handled classified documents appropriately. President Joe Biden is facing mounting scrutiny over his handling of classified documents RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Do you regret it now, Joe? How Biden has repeatedly tried to... Joe Biden issues memo protecting abortion pills as president... 'We're praying for them': Joe and Jill Biden pay tribute to... Share this article Share Biden was hammered by Republican critics for insisting he has 'no regrets' with regard to...
    President Joe Biden's personal attorney revealed that yet another batch of documents with classified markings were found in the Democrat's Wilmington, Delaware home on Saturday. It reportedly brings the total to some 25 to 30 pages found, as questions mount over why Biden had them and why the White House took months to disclose their existence. Meanwhile the president's critics have also lashed out at him for openly mocking his predecessor Donald Trump's ongoing debacle with his own classified documents - which resulted in an FBI raid on his Florida mansion in August. Biden called Trump's mishandling of files, hundreds of which were recovered from Mar-a-Lago in the raid, 'irresponsible' during a September interview with 60 Minutes. More recently, however, he's been focused on downplaying his own growing scandal.  It comes as a new ABC News/Ipsos poll shows 64 percent of Americans believe Biden's handling of classified documents was 'inappropriate.' The president has insisted that he and his team are being transparent and cooperative with investigators. He's also brushed off reporters' questions on the matter and outright ignored them at...
    U.S. prosecutors are now considering possible searches of other locations linked to President Joe Biden after the Department of Justice (DOJ) found yet more classified files in his possession, it was reported late on Saturday. Federal officials are 'considering whether to seek searches' of additional areas after six additional items were found at Biden's Wilmington home, according to CBS News. The news broke while he was at his Rehoboth Beach vacation property.  Meanwhile, Republicans are knives out for the president amid the growing scandal. House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer said his investigation into the Biden family was moving into its 'next phase,' which reportedly involves both the classified documents and the president's finances - along with those of his son Hunter Biden. 'We’ll be looking at bank statements. We'll be looking at bank violations,' Comer told the Washington Examiner. President Joe Biden is at his Rehoboth Beach property this weekend while more classified files were found in his Wilmington home RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next 'All I expect from this administration is another...
    CNBC reported, "Some of the classified documents and surrounding materials dated from Biden’s tenure in the Senate, where he represented Delaware from 1973 to 2009, according to his lawyer, Bob Bauer, who said the DOJ was invited to conduct the search. And some of” the documents were from his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration, from 2009 through 2017, Bauer said." Previous classified documents were discovered at the presidents former office at Biden-Penn Center in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 2, 2022 – six days before the midterm elections. However, the discovery of classified docs was not revealed to the public until a report by CBS News on Jan. 8. More sensitive documents were found in the garage of Bidens Delaware home on Dec. 20. U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland confirmed the existence of the documents on Jan. 12. On Jan. 14, Sauber admitted that six more pages of classified documents were found during a search of Bidens private library at his house in Wilmington, Delaware. On Thursday, President Biden said he has "no regrets" about the...
    The Department of Justice has revealed how a search of President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, has found another six classified documents.   The search was conducted in secret on Friday and lasted for more than 12 hours.  Bob Bauer, the president's personal attorney said in a statement on Saturday evening that the Justice Department 'took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President's service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President.  'DOJ also took for further review personally handwritten notes from the vice-presidential years,' the statement added. The Department of Justice has revealed how a search of President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, has found another six classified documents These latest documents are in addition to various other classified government records that had already been discovered this month at Biden’s Wilmington home These latest documents are in addition to various other classified government records that had already been discovered this...
    The long and winding document trail that leads classified documents from Joe Biden's vice presidential office to the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. and now back into the hands of the government includes yet another stopover: a temporary facility in the nation's capital, a source tells DailyMail.com. The documents were moved in the summer of 2017 after spending about six months at a government transition office near the White House once Biden left the vice presidency.  The space, in DC's Chinatown neighborhood, was overseen by the Penn Biden Center while its prized location near the Capitol was being readied. The office had its formal opening, attended by Biden, in 2018. 'Everything was just moved en masse to temporary space, then moved to Penn Biden,' the person told DailyMail.com.  President Joe Biden said Thursday he had no regrets when asked about classified documents discovered at his former office and Wilmington home. A person familiar says the documents were transferred from a transition office to temporary space in 2017 before making their way to the  RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next...
    President Joe Biden snapped at the press on Thursday night for hounding him with questions about the classified documents scandal engulfing his administration instead of climate change - then opened his binder to read a prepared statement. When a reporter asked if he had any 'regrets' about the sensitive files debacle, Biden said the interrogation by the media 'bugs' him when we 'we have serious problem here we're talking about'. 'The American people don't quite understand why you don't ask me questions about that,' he added just hours after a poll showed the majority of the country think his handling of Obama administration materials was inappropriate. Despite his animated reaction he said he would respond, and opened the first page of the binder on his lectern and started to read.  'Look, as we found a handful of documents that were filed in the wrong place, we immediately turned them over to the archives and the Justice department. We are fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly. I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there.' 'I have no...
    President Joe Biden scolded reporters who brought his unwelcome documents imbroglio all the way with him to Santa Cruz, California, where he came to view storm ravaged communities after devastating 'atmospheric rivers' ravaged parts of the state. The president stated bluntly that he had 'no regrets' – even as a special counsel probe has begun investigating how classified government documents from his time as vice president ended up in his DC office with the Penn Biden center and in his Wilmington, Delaware garage. In addition to upending the start of the year and the second half of his term, the matter has mired the Biden team's ability to focus on former President Trump's documents investigation.  'You know, I'll answer the question but here is the deal,' Biden told reporters after been getting asked if he would take a question on the topic – amid daily revelations about how classified documents from his time as Vice President were discovered. President Biden ripped the press when he got a question about whether he regretted not revealing the classified documents from his time as...
    Whatever data the Secret Service has collected on visitors to Bidens home will likely become an item of contention as House Republicans will almost certainly launch an investigation into Bidens apparent mishandling of classified information. Thats because any visitor conceivably could have accessed the documents, which were apparently not locked away. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed former U.S. attorney Robert Hur to serve as special counsel to investigate Bidens retention of classified documents. Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!
    A hero pilot who shot down at least four Russian Migs in a classified dogfight at the height of the Cold War which saw his jet shot 263 times is to receive the Navy Cross. Retired Navy Captain Royce Williams was sworn to secrecy for more than 50 years over fears that his battle against seven Soviet fighters could spark war with Russia. Now the 97-year-old is free to tell his tale and is due to receive the Navy's second highest award for combat valor on Friday at the San Diego Air & Space Museum. In a ferocious dogfight lasting half an hour, Williams downed at least four Migs despite his aircraft being so badly wounded he considered ejecting over hostile territory - an almost certain death sentence - as he limped back to the USS Oriskany aircraft carrier. Cpt Royce Williams poses for a picture next to a bullet hole ripped into the fuselage of his Panther that was struck 263 times during his heroic dogfight against Russian Migs during the Korean War in 1952  In San Diego Harbor on...
    Former President Donald Trump is now spinning a new, bizarre claim about the classified documents that were taken from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. According to Mediaite, Trump claims the number of documents taken from the White House were inflated and many of the folders were actually empty. In fact, Trump even insists he kept the empty folders because “they were a ‘cool’ keepsake." The former presidents remarks were included in a post he shared on his social media platform, Truth Social, on Wednesday, January 18. READ MORE: Chris Wallace blasts Republicans for double standard on Trump and Biden classified docs ordeal In his post, Trump called out what he describes as the "Fake News Media & Crooked Democrats” for their report insisting he “had a large number of documents in order to make the Biden Classified Docs look less significant.” The former president offered insight into his time in office as he suggested documents were “distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with Classified or Confidential or another...
    Former President Donald Trump rationalized his stockpiling of folders with classified markings at Mar-a-Lago as a "'cool' keepsake" Wednesday. "I did NOTHING WRONG. JOE DID," Trump contended in a fiery Truth Social post. Officials collected classified documents during his White House days, and he retained the classification folders while dangling the prospect that "Trump Hating Marxist Thugs in charge" may "plant" evidence against him, he wrote. Court records in the document case contradict his claims. OBAMA ETHICS CHIEF BLASTS BIDEN'S 'INEXCUSABLE NEGLECT' OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS "Remember, these were just ordinary, inexpensive folders with various words printed on them, but they were a 'cool' keepsake. Perhaps the Gestapo took some of these empty folders when they Raided Mar-a-Lago, & counted them as a document, which they are not. It's also possible that the Trump Hating Marxist Thugs in charge will 'plant' documents while they're in possession of the material," Trump wrote. Documents seized during the Aug. 8 search by the FBI of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate are displayed across the floor. (AP) Last year,...
    Andy Jacobsohn, Getty President Donald Trump floated a new and seemingly absurd defense for the hundreds of classified documents retrieved from his Mar-a-Lago residence a year and a half after leaving the White House. According to the former president, he didn’t actually keep the many documents reported to have been retrieved, but he just kept the empty folders that the documents came in because “they were a ‘cool’ keepsake.” Yes, that’s really is what he said via TruthSocial posts sent Wedensday morning. Trump took to social media to blast the “Fake News Media & Crooked Democrats” for reporting, “I had a “large number of documents” in order to make the Biden Classified Docs look less significant.” He then explains that while in the Oval Office, documents were “distributed to groups of people & me, they would often be in a striped paper folder with “Classified” or “Confidential” or another word on them. When the session was over, they would collect the paper(s), but not the folders, & I saved hundreds of them…” “Remember, these were just ordinary, inexpensive folders with...
    Joe Biden's personal attorney - who found classified material inside Biden's Washington DC think tank - has already spoken to federal prosecutors, according to a report. Patrick Moore was asked to clear out Biden's office in November and found the documents, CNN reported. Moore then informed the National Archives and Justice Department. On Tuesday it emerged that Moore has already spoken to John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for the northern district of Illinois. Lausch was initially tasked with investigating the classified material; his job has now been taken over by the special counsel, Robert Hur, who was appointed on January 12.  President Biden smiled and laughed on Tuesday as he ignored a barrage of questions from reporters about the classified documents scandal that has engulfed the White House  It is not clear if Moore will be interviewed again by Hur. Lausch was already known to have spoken to several other Biden aides, including Kathy Chung, Biden's former executive assistant.  On Tuesday Biden smiled and laughed as he ignored a barrage of questions about the classified documents scandal that has engulfed...
    A photo of U.S. President Joe Biden's Delaware mansion taken in 2019 has emerged showing the residence unguarded by Secret Service at the same time classified documents were believed to be in his garage. The pictures taken by Fox News from the street outside Biden's Wilmington home on April 19, 2019 - the same day he announced his candidacy for president - show a deserted guard shack and empty parking spots near the gate that leads to the residence. At least six classified documents have been found at the President's private home in Wilmington, some of which appeared to have been haphazardly stored in boxes stacked in his garage alongside his Corvette. It comes as Biden is slammed for failing to answer questions about the classified files and is seen smirking during a grilling by the media after his attorneys announced finding the latest batch of secret files on Saturday, bringing the total up to two dozen. A photo of U.S. President Joe Biden's Delaware mansion taken in 2019 has emerged showing the residence unguarded by Secret Service at the same time...
    The Justice Department reportedly considered accompanying President Joe Biden's lawyers as they searched his residences but declined to do so. Officials believed joining in the search would complicate the investigation's later stages. They also cited trust in the Biden team as a reason to avoid tagging along, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. HOUSE WILL LOOK AT BIDEN AND TRUMP CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS, ACCORDING TO MCCARTHY The Justice Department's treatment of Biden's alleged mishandling of classified documents differs greatly from their treatment of allegedly mishandled classified documents by former President Donald Trump. Trump's team had been in contact with the National Archives, but talks between them deteriorated and lead to the FBI raiding the former president's residence at Mar-a-Lago. They found classified documents in the search. Officials believed Trump's team had not been honest when they claimed they had turned over all documents that were property of the federal government. The access road to President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Del., is seen from the media van Friday, Jan. 13, 2023....
    Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said he would cooperate with the special counsel investigating how classified documents were discovered at Joe Biden's office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington. Blinken was managing director of the center for two years.  'I was surprised to learn that there were any government records taken to the Penn Biden Center,' he said in his first public comments about the issue. 'I had no knowledge of it at the time. 'The White House of course has indicated that the administration is cooperating fully with the review that the Justice Department has undertaken. 'And I of course would cooperate with that review myself.' Rob Crilly, Senior U.s. political reporter for DailyMail.com  Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Tuesday said he would cooperate with the special counsel investigating how classified documents were discovered in Joe Biden's office RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next President Biden SMIRKS at reporters and AGAIN refuses to... Obama's ethics chief tears into Biden for 'appalling... Share this article Share Blinken is Biden's...
    House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) says the House will review the classified documents cases for President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. McCarthy says his call to look into both sets of documents comes from the House's constitutional duty for oversight of the Justice Department. "Look, the House, we have a constitutional responsibility to oversee the Justice Department, and that also means overseeing special counsels," McCarthy said to reporters Tuesday. “So we will look into both situations.” MARJORIE TAYLOR GREENE SCORES SPOT ON HOMELAND SECURITY AND HOUSE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEES .@SpeakerMcCarthy (R-CA) on Biden and Trump documents probes: "It's not a fair process when you equalize this out, and that is what is wrong with the system." https://t.co/wY8OFxGe89 pic.twitter.com/FZ8vlO1aDZ— CSPAN (@cspan) January 17, 2023 McCarthy also laid out concerns over the way the Justice Department handled Trump and Biden's classified documents cases — specifically the FBI raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence in August. McCarthy contrasted the raid of Trump's property with the manner in which the Justice Department has handled the revelation that...
    Donald Trump's posts on his social media network show 'desperation' and indicate that he knows he will be charged with mishandling classified information, a former federal prosecutor has claimed. Glenn Kirschner analyzed Trump's recent posts on Sunday, for viewers of his YouTube channel.  In the posts Trump attacks the investigator probing his handling of classified information and calls him a 'Trump hating thug'; likens the FBI to the Gestapo; and accuses the Justice Department of harassment. Kirschner, who has 30 years of trial experience and served as an army prosecutor before joining the DC U.S. Attorney's Office, said that he was not a psychologist - but was 'pretty good at spotting signs of desperation and consciousness of guilt when I see them'. Trump's handling of classified information is currently being investigated by a special counsel, Jack Smith, and Kirschner said he believes Trump expects to face charges. 'He sounds desperate, he sounds scared, he sounds like he knows indictments are coming and there's nothing he can do to stop them,' he said. Glenn Kirschner, a former federal prosecutor in DC...
    Congress could move to pass a law requiring presidents to keep visitor logs for their personal residences after classified files were discovered at President Biden's home, one GOP lawmaker said.  Now that classified documents have been found at the homes of both President Biden and President Trump, Rep. Ben Cline, R-Va., said it might be time to strengthen rules about the comings and goings of guests of a president's home.  'I think that that's a reasonable demand given the fact that this is stretching beyond the exception,' he told Fox News. 'It's becoming a more commonplace occurrence to see these documents popping up. We have to put protections in place to make sure our national security is protected, and those visitor logs may be the first step in what needs to be done.'  'These are becoming more than just rare exceptions, and we have to start looking at making sure that national security is protected.'  President Joe Biden's White House revealed that no public visitor logs were kept at his Wilmington, Delaware residence On Monday the White House Counsel's office...
    The White House counsel’s office says there are no visitors logs that track guests who come and go at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware. House Republicans have been demanding that the White House turn over all information related to misplaced classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president, including any visitors logs to Biden’s private residence and who might have had access to his private office in Washington, DC, where the first batch of documents were discovered in early November. “Like every President across decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,” the counsel’s office said in a statement Monday morning. “But upon taking office, President Biden restored the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitors logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration ended them.” Anthony Guglielmi, a spokesman for the US Secret Service, said the agency also does not independently maintain visitor logs for Biden’s home in Wilmington. The agency provides security for the property, and screens visitors before they arrive to Biden’s home, but does not maintain records of those visitors....
    President Joe Biden condemned 'racism, extremism, insurrection' during remarks at Ebenezer Baptist Church to mark slain civil rights icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s 94th birthday. Biden is the the first sitting commander-in-chief to deliver a Sunday sermon at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, the congregation that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once co-led.  He delivered a politically-charged address where he remarked on King's legacy and referenced Bible stories and verses - all while repeating his oft-used declaration that Americans are in 'a battle for the soul of our nation.' The president also pressed on the importance of democracy several times and lamented the 'collapse' of 'institutional structures' in the U.S. - and referenced the recent riot in Brasilia.  Biden's appearance in front of a friendly audience in Georgia comes amid growing scrutiny from both sides of the aisle back in Washington, DC over his handling of classified files. President Joe Biden became the first sitting commander-in-chief to deliver a Sunday sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church - which was once led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Biden's speech came amid rapidly intensifying...
    President Joe Biden is the first sitting commander-in-chief to speak at Ebenezer Baptist Church, the most famous black church in America President Joe Biden will on Sunday morning become the first sitting commander-in-chief to deliver remarks at the Atlanta, Georgia church that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once led.  Biden will reflect on the slain civil rights leader's legacy and discuss voting rights on what would have been King's 93rd birthday. 'The president will speak on a number of issues at the church, including how important it is that we have access to our democracy,' senior White House adviser Keisha Lance Bottoms - the former mayor of Atlanta - said before his trip. It comes amid a growing crisis for his presidency over multiple revelations of classified documents being found in his Delaware home and at an old Washington, DC office of his. The White House admitted on Saturday that five classified pages were found in Biden's Wilmington, Delaware home, after disclosing the existence of one earlier this week. Ten were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement,...
    Legal Twitter was largely aghast at the White House's handling of President Joe Biden's classified document controversy, as a slow-drip drop in the saga continues to unfold. Earlier this week, it was revealed that a Biden lawyer flagged a stash of classified documents at a think tank stemming from his vice presidential days, then a flurry of stories surfaced about additional findings last December and even this week. His team had been quietly cooperating with the Justice Department for weeks, but legal experts on Twitter were largely baffled about the communications strategy. 'INEVITABLE THAT TRUMP WILL BE INDICTED': LEGAL TWITTER SOUNDS OFF ON SPECIAL COUNSEL "The WH keeps digging a hole deeper: they have failed to answer so many questions, which is very strange if this is all an innocent mistake," Andrew Weissmann, who has been dubbed the "Mueller Pitbull" for his role in the Robert Mueller-Russia investigation, tweeted. "Total number of government docs found and precisely where; and what levels of classification? ... Why wasn't this all revealed in Nov/Dec?" Weissmann, a prosecutor and an...
    Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-PA) was on Fox News on Saturday and said that “this can’t go on” after a third batch of classified documents were found in the possession of President Joe Biden. Biden and former President Donald Trump are both facing probes into their handling of classified documents after leaving the White House. Biden has faced scrutiny over the discovery of classified documents in the face of his condemnation of Trump having classified documents stored at Mar-a-Lago, materials retrieved by the FBI in a raid. On Saturday, a senior White House advisor revealed more classified documents were found Biden’s Delaware home. Speaking with Fox News correspondent Gillian Turner, Cartwright said there needs to be a review of how documents are logged after a president or vice president leaves office. He declares “this can’t go on” in reaction to the latest Biden news, but also appeared to mostly blame top level staffers. The congressman said: It’s clear beyond a shadow of a doubt that we’ve got to review how departing presidents and vice presidents are going about organizing the archiving...
    By ZEKE MILLER (AP White House Correspondent) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Joe Biden found more classified documents at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, than previously known, the White House acknowledged Saturday. White House lawyer Richard Sauber said in a statement that a total of six pages of classified documents were found during a search of Biden’s private library. The White House had said previously that only a single page was found there. The latest disclosure is in addition to the discovery of documents found in December in Biden’s garage and in November at his former offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, from his time as vice president. The apparent mishandling of classified documents and official records from the Obama administration is under investigation by a former U.S. attorney, Robert Hur, who was appointed as a special counsel on Thursday by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Sauber said in a statement Saturday that Biden’s personal lawyers, who did not have security clearances, stopped their search after finding the first page on Wednesday evening. Sauber found the remaining...
    Another set of classified documents were found at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home on Thursday evening, the White House revealed on Saturday. “Five additional pages with classification markings” were found during proceedings regarding earlier-discovered classified documents, Senior White House adviser Ian Sams said on Saturday. The discovery comes after a set of classified materials was found in Biden’s garage at his Delaware home on Wednesday; another set of documents was discovered late last year at a former private office of Biden’s, with the existence of those documents becoming public this month. Sams in a statement to Mediate said he had traveled to Delaware on Thursday of this week “to facilitate providing the document the President’s personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department.” “While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages,” Sams said. “The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them.” Attorney General Merrick Garland earlier this week announced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate the...
    A third batch of classified files from Joe Biden's Vice Presidency has been found at his Delaware home.  The president's attorneys announced the find on Saturday, stating that they found five additional pages that were marked classified inside his home on Thursday evening.  It brings the total to six classified documents to have been found at Biden's home in Delaware.  His personal attorneys discovered the documents, but did not have clearance to view them, so they had to call in Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president.  'Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the President’s personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department,' Sauber said, according to Fox News.  'While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages. The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them.'   A third set of classified documents have been found at Joe Biden's Delaware home on Thursday 
    "We are confident that a thorough review will show that these documents were inadvertently misplaced, and the President and his lawyers acted promptly upon discovery of this mistake," he added. Previous batches of classified documents were discovered in Bidens garage in December and inside his former offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November. The documents were handled when Biden was the vice president for former President Barack Obama. An investigation into the documents is being led by former U.S. attorney Robert Hur – who was appointed as a special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday. Like Blaze News? Bypass the censors, sign up for our newsletters, and get stories like this direct to your inbox. Sign up here!
    Additional pages with classified markings were unearthed from President Joe Biden's Delaware residence this week, the White House announced Saturday. Biden's personal attorneys flagged "one document with a classified marking" Wednesday and immediately halted their search of that area in his residency due to concerns about their lack of credentials. From there, White House counsel Richard Sauber traveled to the site with Justice Department officials Thursday and uncovered five additional pages of materials with classified markings. BIDEN DOCUMENTS CONTAINED ‘TOP SECRET’ INTELLIGENCE: REPORT "Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the President's personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department. While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages," Sauber explained in a statement. Attorney General Merrick Garland disclosed earlier in the week that "an additional document bearing classified markings was identified at the president's personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware," but declined to...
    U.S. President Joe Biden listens during a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 13, 2023. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Additional classified government documents from the Obama administration were found at President Joe Biden's Delaware home this week, the White House confirmed Saturday. In a statement, Richard Sauber, special counsel to the President, said that a total of six pages of documents with classification markings were discovered at Biden's Wilmington residence. The first document was identified on Wednesday, and the additional five documents were discovered later that week, Sauber said. "The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them," he said in the statement. Sauber said the President's lawyers have acted "immediately and voluntarily" to provide the documents to the Department of Justice. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    By ZEKE MILLER (AP White House Correspondent) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Joe Biden found more classified documents at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, than previously known, the White House acknowledged Saturday. White House lawyer Richard Sauber said in a statement that a total of six pages of classified documents were found during a search of Biden’s private library. The White House had said previously that only a single page was found there. The latest disclosure is in addition to the discovery of documents found in December in Biden’s garage and in November at his former offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, from his time as vice president. The apparent mishandling of classified documents and official records from the Obama administration are under investigation by a former U.S. attorney, Robert Hur, who was appointed as a special counsel on Thursday by Attorney General Merrick Garland. Sauber said in a statement Saturday that Biden’s personal lawyers, who did not have security clearances, stopped their search after finding the first page on Wednesday evening. Sauber found the remaining...
    AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File Senior White House adviser Ian Sams revealed more classified documents were found at  President Joe Biden’s Delaware home this week in a brand-new statement. On Saturday morning, Sams sent the following statement to Mediaite via email: President Biden’s personal attorneys have followed a process, coordinated with the Archives and the Department of Justice, to review documents at the Penn Biden Center and the President’s Delaware residences. The President’s personal attorneys conducting the searches do not have active security clearances, so if they identified a document with a classified marking, they stopped and did not review it, and suspended any further search in that box, file or other specific space where the document was found, as appropriate. Since the DOJ made contact with the President’s personal attorneys, the next step in the process was to notify DOJ and to arrange for DOJ to take possession of the document. This is what occurred in Wilmington on Wednesday when the President’s personal attorneys discovered one document with a classified marking consisting of one page in a room adjacent to...
    CNN’s Chris Wallace said President Joe Biden “absolutely should not come out at this point” about the classified documents case, despite clamoring from the press for him to do so. On Friday morning’s edition of CNN This Morning, Wallace joined co-anchors Poppy Harlow, Don Lemon, and Kaitlan Collins to discuss the classified documents case. When Lemon asked about the White House’s handling of the issue, in particular the barrage of unanswered questions that Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has been fielding, Wallace said it was “unfair” but that’s the job, and that Biden should not face questions from the press right now: LEMON: Chris, before we move on, and you know we’ve got to go quickly because, right, because we have a time issue and we’ve got other news to get to. But how do you think — what do you think of the handling, how the Biden administration is handling this and Karine Jean-Pierre? And earlier, someone, who was on who said that they thought it was unfair by putting Karine Jean-Pierre out there. COLLINS: Michael Smerconish. DON LEMON, CNN ANCHOR: —...
    Joe Biden kept top secret documents at the Washington DC offices of his think tank, it emerged on Friday, in addition to multiple other documents marked as classified. The presence of the files, dating back to his vice-presidential days, was announced on Monday. On Thursday, it emerged that a second trove of documents was found at his Wilmington, Delaware home. Some were stored in a garage with his beloved vintage Corvette sports car. Now it has been revealed that several of the DC documents were top secret. None of the Delaware ones were, CBS News reported. In total, 20 documents were found at the two sites. Joe Biden is seen on Friday leaving the White House to travel to his Wilmington, Delaware home for the weekend. On Thursday it emerged a tranche of classified documents had been illicitly kept at the property The Bidens's lakeside home in Wilmington, where the president frequently spends his weekends Classified documents were found in the garage of the Wilmington home A special counsel was appointed on Thursday to investigate Biden's handling of the documents....
    Joe Biden didn’t hold back when asked for his first thoughts after seeing a photo of top secret White House documents from his predecessor’s administration stashed away at Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. ‘How that could possibly happen, how anyone could be that irresponsible.’ President Biden solemnly told CBS News a year ago. ‘And I thought: what data was in there that may compromise sources and methods . . . Just totally irresponsible.’ To say he might now be regretting his strong words may be the understatement of the year as far as Washington D.C. is concerned. Mr Biden was plunged into what may become the most serious crisis of his presidency on Thursday when a special counsel was named to investigate how two batches of classified documents from his time as vice president were found at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an unsecured office in the capital. Some of the secret papers — which reportedly include intelligence briefings on Iran, Ukraine and the UK — were even found next to his car in his garage. Joe...
    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre left Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy hanging with his hand high in the air after taking no questions from the reporter at a Friday press conference. Doocy and Pierre engaged in multiple tense exchanges recently on everything from President Joe Biden’s alleged handling of classified documents to his trip to the border not including speaking firsthand to any migrants. The press secretary did address recently-discovered classified documents in Biden’s possession, but was unable to offer any specific or new. She refused to answer multiple questions on the subject, including whether the president was willing to sit down for an interview to discuss concerns. On Friday, Pierre left the press room with Doocy remaining seated with his hand thrown straight into the air. He kept in raised while Pierre walked out of the room, seemingly unfazed by her Fox News critic. On the classified documents, Doocy used Biden’s own words of criticism against former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified materials when addressing the matter during a briefing. He also got into a testy exchange...
    House Oversight Republicans are demanding to know whether Hunter Biden was living at President Biden's Wilmington home and conducting 'international business deals' while there were classified files in the garage.  Oversight Chair Rep. James Comer noted that documents on file with his committee show that the same address where the documents were found was listed on Hunter Biden's driver's license as recently as 2018.  'The committee is concerned President Biden stored classified documents at the same location his son resided while engaging in international business deals with adversaries of the United States,' Comer wrote in a letter to White House Counsel Stuart Delery.  Comer asked for information on all classified documents retrieved by Biden aides at any location and complete lists of everyone who searched for documents and every location that had been searched. He also asked for all communications between the White House and Department of Justice and National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). On Thursday the White House confirmed a second trove of classified documents was found at the president's private residence in Wilmington, Delaware.  'The committee is...
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) suggested that classified documents found at President Joe Biden's residence may have been "planted." Speaking to reporters outside the Capitol, Johnson called for further investigation into revelations that classified documents were being held in Biden's garage. He cast doubt on the situation, saying the timing was suspicious and speculating that Biden may be the target of malicious actors. GEORGIA CONGRESSMAN THINKS IRS SHOULD ANNUALLY AUDIT THE PRESIDENT "My response to it all is that alleged classified documents showing up allegedly in possession of Joseph Biden, you know, I mean, there's so much that needs to be investigated, and that's what I call for is for everything to be investigated," Johnson said. "But I'm suspicious of the timing of it. I'm also aware of the fact that things can be planted on people. Places and things can be planted. ... Things can be planted in places and then discovered conveniently. That may be what has occurred here. I'm not ruling that out. But I'm open in terms of the investigation — needs...
    Karine Jean-Pierre was forced to defend Joe Biden against charges of hypocrisy on Thursday as she was grilled in her press briefing on why the White House waited nearly a month to reveal there were additional classified documents in the president's private possession. The White House press secretary was specifically interrogated - for the majority of her time at the podium - about Biden's promise to have a transparent administration in the wake of new details provided by the Justice Department in its probe of the president's classified cache. Attorney General Merrick Garland revealed on Thursday that Biden's personal lawyer informed the Justice Department on December 20th that they had found classified documents in his garage at his Wilmington home. The White House had not revealed that information until Thursday - a few hours before Garland announced he was appointing a special counsel to investigate the matter.  It had plenty of opportunities - including when White House counsel Richard Sauber put out a statement on Monday about classified documents dating back to Biden's time as vice president being discovered at the office...
    White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre faced an onslaught of questions over revelations that President Joe Biden had taken classified documents with him upon leaving the vice presidency in 2017. On Monday, CBS News reported that lawyers for Biden came across the documents while packing up files. A White House attorney said they “were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.” Biden’s team immediately contacted the National Archives, which is supposed to have custody of the material in question. Two days later, lawyers found additional classified documents at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced he is appointing a special counsel to investigate the matter. During Thursday’s White House press briefing, CNN’s Phil Mattingly asked Jean-Pierre if there are potentially other locations where such documents may be stored. “As far as the lawyers, they looked where the places where documents could have been stored and the counsel’s office released a statement on that,” she replied. “Now it is in the hands of the...
    U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about the FBI's search warrant served at former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida during a statement at the U.S. Justice Department in Washington, August 11, 2022.Evelyn Hockstein | Reuters Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday said he had appointed a special counsel to investigate the discovery of classified government records at the private home and office of President Joe Biden. Garland tapped former federal prosecutor Robert Hur to serve as special counsel. Garland previously had assigned John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney for Chicago, to handle the inquiry after the first batch of records were discovered in November. "This is not a decision [Garland] made lightly," a senior Department of Justice official told NBC News. "The regulations could not be more clear that based on the facts that made the US attorney launch his initial investigation, an appointment of a special counsel is required." This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.TVWATCH LIVEWATCH IN THE APPUP NEXT | ETListen
    [The stream is slated to start at 1:15 p.m. ET. Please refresh the page if you do not see a player above at that time.] Attorney General Merrick Garland is set to make a public statement on Thursday afternoon at the Department of Justice. The event was scheduled on the same day that President Joe Biden and his lawyer revealed that a second batch of classified government documents was discovered in a storage space in the garage of Biden's home in Wilmington, Del. The DOJ is investigating the discovery of those documents, as well as of the first batch of classified records that were found by lawyers for the president in an office that Biden had used at a Washington think tank during the years when he was a private citizen, from 2017 to 2020. Garland had assigned John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, to handle the probe.U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announces that he is appointing Jack Smith as a special counsel for the investigations of former President Donald Trump, while speaking to the news media in the...