Sin Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responded to questions about what national security concerns he has regarding the classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s personal residence in Delaware, noting that he does not believe there is “anything sinister “behind the scenes.
Graham argued that the situation should be treated with the same urgency and concern as the classified materials found at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home last year, noting that the two incidents were ‘have to approach in the same way.
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“[I would ask] why did you do it, what was in the documents, how were they withheld, who had access to them,” Graham told reporters Tuesday. “Look, I’ve known President Biden for a long time. I’d be surprised if there’s anything sinister here.”
Graham’s comments come as Biden faces intense scrutiny after classified documents were found in his private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, DC, and at his personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware. That criticism only intensified over the weekend after six more classified items were found in his Delaware home on Friday.
Biden now faces a series of investigations into his handling of classified documents by the Justice Department, as well as congressional Republicans.
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After reports emerged about the initial discovery in Biden’s think tank office, the president told reporters on Jan. 10 that he was “surprised” to learn of any classified documents. However, it is still unclear when he was informed of its existence.
Biden has also maintained that he does not know what information is contained in the documents, noting that his lawyers have advised him not to ask.