During a trip to California to inspect the damage caused by the storm, President Biden was asked about his mishandling of classified documents. These documents were found in his home and office in Delaware.
Following a statement, Biden took questions from reporters. One of the questions that was asked was about the president's regret not revealing that the documents were found in November. The first set of classified materials was discovered in his office.
When asked about the documents, Biden said that they were found in the wrong place. He then struggled to read the answer he had prepared.
"Biden then tried to explain the incident by saying that they immediately turned the documents over to the Justice Department and the National Archives. However, he failed to provide an answer regarding the question about when he should have told the American people about the documents."
"Biden maintained that they were working with the authorities to resolve the issue. He also said that he expected the situation to be resolved quickly."
"Despite the controversy, Biden said that he had no regrets about how he handled the situation. He noted that he was following the advice of his lawyers."
BIDEN ON CLASSIFIED DOCS: "I have no regrets. I'm following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It's exactly what we're doing. There's no there, there." pic.twitter.com/N30ESdqn5H
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) January 19, 2023
Even Biden's own press secretary, who claimed that the president takes classified documents very seriously, was not able to provide any real answers to the reporters' questions.
The reporters from various news outlets, such as CBS, NBC, and CNN, criticized the White House for its misleading statement about the seriousness of Biden's actions. They also noted that the Biden administration had broken its promise to be more transparent.
Despite Biden's insistence that he had no regrets, he also indirectly passed the blame on to someone in his staff, as mishandling classified documents could violate national security rules.
Despite the various issues that have been raised regarding the mishandling of classified documents, Biden has maintained that he has no regrets. He has maintained that he took the issue very seriously, and he did not hide the fact that there were still classified documents in his office. However, he also admitted that there were still classified documents in his home and office. He tried to explain the situation by saying that they were found in the wrong place, and he also refused to provide an answer regarding when he should have told the American people about the documents.
A survey conducted by the Connecticut-based firm of Quinnomak revealed that a majority of Americans think that Biden should have acknowledged the situation and apologized to the public. Over 70 percent also stated that the situation is very serious or somewhat serious. Despite the negative realities that have been presented to him, Biden seems unfazed by them.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Town Hall.