President Joe Biden says he had ‘zero’ notice of the FBI search at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, his first public comments on the search. President Joe Biden addressed the search of former President Donald Trump’s Florida home on Wednesday when asked by a reporter. “I didn’t have any advanced notice - none, zero, not one single bit,” Biden said following remarks on newly announced student loan debt relief. Source 2k.
Does Biden risk backlash after going on offense against MAGA Republicans in his address to the nation? Propelled by a series of recent political wins, President Joe Biden is revving his offense and pushing a message of democracy in peril. But some political analysts in battleground states questioned whether the president's somber tone Thursday night in Pennsylvania and stark warnings about the state of the union will have any impact - or even if it was necessary. Source 3w.
DOJ reviewing classified documents recovered at office used by Joe Biden prior to presidential campaign, White House says. The undisclosed number of records were discovered Nov. 2 by Biden's personal attorneys in a locked closet as they were preparing to vacate a Washington, D.C., office space known as the Penn Biden Center used by the then-former vice president from 2017 until the launch of the 2020 presidential campaign. Source 7g.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints special counsel to investigate handling of Biden classified documents found at office, home. Garland's move follows the November appointment of a separate special counsel, Jack Smith, to oversee pending criminal investigations of former President Donald Trump, including his retention of hundreds of classified documents at his Florida estate after leaving the White House in 2021 Source 7b.
President Biden downplays uproar over classified documents, saying there's 'nothing there' and he has 'no regrets'. A special counsel is reviewing the handling of classified documents found at Biden's home and a former office. "I think you're going to find there's nothing there," Biden said of the controversy Thursday. Source 1r.
President Biden's Delaware home was searched by DOJ, six additional classified documents found. The search took place Friday and was prompted after Biden's legal team alerted Justice Department officials about classified documents found at the home last week. Attorney General Merrick Garland has named a special counsel to review the handling of classified documents found at a former office used by Biden and at his Wilmington, Delaware home. Source 5o.
House Republicans to probe Biden and family the day after the State of the Union, highlighting tensions between Congress and White House. The timing and subject matter of the House Oversight hearing underscore the tension between the president and the House, where Republicans are now in control and are planning to investigate Biden from a range of angles. Biden is set to deliver the State of the Union on Tuesday and the hearing will be on Wednesday. Source 4m.