Following the recent revelation regarding the classified documents located in one of President Biden’s former offices, the White House has been questioned about why the case was not immediately made public.
The first batch of classified documents had been discovered on Nov. 2, less than one week before the midterm elections. This has resulted in many people questioning whether not disclosing the existence of the classified documents was a deliberate move. There are also speculations regarding the criticisms that Democrats and specifically President Biden would have faced and how that could have affected the results of the elections.
White House press secretary Karine Jean Pierre, when asked by reporters whether the documents had deliberately been kept hidden, because of the impact the revelation could have had on the President, responded by saying “that’s your version of the case.”
She further added that throughout the past week, she has repeatedly answered that question and informed reporters that everything regarding the discovery of the documents happened according to a process and that they had followed that process.
On Dec. 20 a second batch of classified documents had been found in Biden’s garage in his Wilmington, Del. residence. Another document was discovered in the room adjacent to the storage space that had held the second batch of documents this week.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as special counsel overlooking the case relating to the classified documents found in Biden’s residence. He has further noted that the White House immediately notified him that every time new documents had been discovered.