On Thursday, President Joe Biden told reporters that there was “nothing there” in reference to the investigations dealing with the classified documents found on his property. He added that currently, he was following all the instructions given to him by his lawyers and that so far there was “nothing there.”
These statements echo those of the White House, which has maintained that as soon as the documents were located they were handed over to the National Archives and the Justice Department which took over the investigation. The Biden administration has also maintained that both the President and his team were going to fully cooperate with the probe.
Biden added that he had “no regrets” and that this is just the case of a handful of documents being accidentally filed in the wrong place. He added that the issue should be resolved soon.
The President, following in line with the press secretary’s previous statements, has also been critical of all the questions that reporters have been directing at him, especially as he had just returned from California where he was surveying the damage from the recent severe storms alongside Gov. Gavin Newsom (D-Calif.). During his visit, they also discussed what federal assistance would be available to California in their recovery.
Biden noted that it upset him that there were serious issues that the American public was uninformed about, and no reporters appeared to be asking questions about those.
Despite Biden’s attempts to downplay the incident, his administration has received a lot of criticism over their handling of the discovery of the classified documents, as the information was not made public after the documents were found on Nov. 2. Instead it took a CBS News report in early January for the public to be informed of this new development.