Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered remarks with Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mexico City.
Biden addressed the classified documents stored at his private office.
Top secret intelligence documents related to Ukraine, UK and Iran were found in Joe Biden’s private office, according to CNN.
Joe Biden stored top-secret files with the “sensitive compartmented information” (SCIF) designation at Penn Biden Center in DC.
According to CNN, the classified documents were found in a folder labeled “personal.”
Biden said he was “surprised” to learn there was classified materials at his private office.
“When my lawyers were clearing out my office at the University of Pennsylvania – they set up an office for me, a secure office in the Capitol when I – for four years after being Vice President I was a professor at Penn (this is a lie. Joe Biden never taught a class) – uh, they found some documents in a box, a locked cabinet, or at least a closet,” Biden said reading from a carefully crafted script written by his lawyers.
He continued, “And as soon as they did, they realized there several classified documents in that box and they did what they should have done. They immediately called the archives, turned them over to the archives and I was briefed about this discovery.”
“I was surprised to learn that there were any government records that were taken there to that office. But I don’t know what’s in the documents. My lawyers have not suggested I ask what documents they were. I’ve turned over the boxes – they’ve turned over the boxes to The Archives and we’re cooperating fully with the review which I hope will be finished soon,” Biden said.
Biden literally reads off a script when asked about the classified documents from his vice presidency found at his personal office:
"I was surprised to learn that there are any government records that were taken there to that office. But I don't know what's in the documents." pic.twitter.com/ilviexqjPK
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) January 10, 2023