On Wednesday, President Biden placed the blame for the classified documents that were found in his former office in Washington, D.C., and his Wilmington, Delaware home, on staffers. Biden has argued that staffers should have been more thorough while packing up his former office as most of the date of the document dates back to Biden’s time as vice President.
Biden during an interview with PBS NewsHour argued that one thing that had not occurred properly was the packing of his office during the move. He added that ever since documents should have been reviewed before being packed up and shipped away. He added that he thinks investigators may also have “picked up” items from 5 decades ago. However, Biden did not disclose whether he believed that those documents were classified.
As he said from what he knows some of the things that were taken were from 1974.
The FBI searched Biden’s Wilmington, Del., home on Jan. 21. Following the search the president’s personal attorney Bob Bauer revealed that the Department of Justice had taken “six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials.”
He proceeded to say that some of the files that had been taken date back to Biden’s time in the Senate while others are from his time as Vice President. Biden first started serving in the Senate in 1972.
In the PBS interview, Biden added that they are not going to wait and let the investigation proceed until a decision has been made and from there they will have to assess “what happens.”