On Thursday Fox News’ Peter Doocy pressed President Joe Biden about the confidential documents were found in his garage
“I’m going to get the chance to speak on all of this, God willing it’ll be soon, but I said earlier this week — and by the way, my Corvette is in a locked garage. It’s not like it’s sitting out in the street,” Biden said.
Attorney General Merrick Garland subsequently held a press conference Thursday evening announcing he had appointed a special counsel.
“Lawyers discovered among personal and political papers a small number of additional Obama-Biden administration records with classified markings. All but one of these documents were found in storage space in the President’s Wilmington residence garage,” White House lawyers said in a statement on Thursday. “One document consisting of one page was discovered among stored materials in an adjacent room.”
The first batch of classified documents was discovered at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.,
Following the second discovery of the batch of illegally stored documents in Joe’s garage, by his corvette, a third batch, which included an additional five documents, was discovered at the president’s home on Thursday.
“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,” special counsel to the president Richard Sauber said in a statement.
A member of The Squad, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Saturday told MSNBC host Symone Sanders-Townsend said she’s “glad” a special prosecutor has been appointed to investigate classified Obama-era documents found in now-President Biden’s possession after his tenure as vice president.
“I’m glad that there is a special prosecutor that’s been appointed to investigate this … because any time there is a deviance in regard to security protocols, that should be taken seriously, it should be investigated.”
Sanders followed up; You are glad that there’s a special prosecutor. Tell me why.
“Yes because anytime there is a deviance in regards to security protocols, that should be taken serious, it should be investigated,” Omar said. “So you have to understand right? Republicans are not really interested in upholding the law, and following security protocols. What they’re interested in is playing political game and now only wanting to investigate Biden.”
Sanders-Townsend also asked Omar about committee assignments and noted Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans have said Omar should not be seated on committees.
“They say they don’t believe in stopping debate, that they are not scared of you know people having deviance in political opinions. They specifically want to silence my voice as the only African-born to ever serve on the Foreign Affairs Committee where I have been successfully doing my job for the last two terms and now look forward to doing it on a committee that no one of my background, no one of my ethnicity, of my culture has ever gotten the opportunity to be able to do so,” she said.
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