Trump mocks Biden’s handling of classified documents and warns ‘I have info on everyone’: Ex-President claimed files were left ‘in a pile on the damp floor of his ‘unsecured’ garage – while Mar-a-Lago is covered in cameras and maintained by Secret Service
- Trump said Biden kept classified documents ‘in a big pile on the damp floor’ in his ‘flimsy, unlocked, and unsecured’ garage
- ‘Mar-a-Lago is a highly secured facility, with Security Cameras all over the place, and watched over by staff & our great Secret Service,’ Trump said
- ‘I have INFO on everyone!’ he added
Former President Trump is basking in the swelling controversy surrounding President Biden’s handling of classified files and ominously claimed to have ‘info on everyone.’
‘The White House just announced that there are no LOGS or information of any kind on visitors to the Wilmington house and flimsy, unlocked, and unsecured, but now very famous, garage. Maybe they are smarter than we think!’ Trump mused on Truth Social.
‘This is one of seemingly many places where HIGHLY CLASSIFIED documents are stored (in a big pile on the damp floor). Mar-a-Lago is a highly secured facility, with Security Cameras all over the place, and watched over by staff & our great Secret Service. I have INFO on everyone!’ Trump added.
Amid growing calls for Biden to make public the list of names who had been in and out of home during his presidency, the White House Counsel’s office said Monday there is no such record of names.
‘Like every President in decades of modern history, his personal residence is personal,’ the White House Counsel’s Office told Fox News.
‘But upon taking office, President Biden restored the norm and tradition of keeping White House visitors logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration ended them.’
House Oversight Chair Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., wrote to White House chief of staff Ron Klain on Sunday demanding access to any visitor logs kept for the Delaware home.
‘Without a list of individuals who have visited his residence, the American people will never know who had access to these highly sensitive documents,’ the Kentucky Republican wrote in his letter.
Former President Donald Trump crows after the Department of Justice appoints Special Counsel to investigate President Joe Biden’s handling of classified information
Last week it was revealed that classified files had been found both at Biden’s home in Delaware and at his think tank office in Washington, D.C.
The Penn-Biden Center was used by Biden as a personal office from about 2017 through when he launched his 2020 campaign.
Ten top secret pages were reportedly found there by Biden’s personal lawyers while cleaning out the office. Six so far have been found in his Wilmington-area home.
The Justice Department has for months been looking into whether Biden mishandled the documents after leaving the vice presidency.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to oversee Biden’s handling of classified documents after the papers dated from his vice presidency were first discovered on November 2, 2022 at the Penn Biden Center.
Garland had appointed a special counsel to oversee Trump investigations – including the handling of classified files – in November.
The president has pledged to take the matter ‘seriously’ and cooperate with the National Archives and Justice Department every step of the way.
Timeline of events leading up to Attorney General Merrick Garland appointing Special Counsel Robert Hur to oversee investigation as to the potential mishandling of classified documents
At least six classified documents were found at Biden’s private residence in the upscale neighborhood of Greenville, a wealthy section of Wilmington, Delaware
President Joe Biden’s White House revealed that no public visitor logs were kept at his Wilmington, Delaware residence
But questions are still mounting over what took the White House so long to admit the documents’ existence – which it did after CBS News first broke the story regarding the Penn-Biden Center – and who could have had access to the papers in Biden’s home.
Whether anyone with ‘foreign connections’ had access to the documents, likely in reference to the president’s son Hunter Biden. Hunter’s foreign business dealings in China and Ukraine have been the subject of scrutiny for years, and he’s also under investigation by the U.S attorney in Delaware for possible financial fraud.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre refused to say whether visitor logs for the Greenville home exist during a news briefing last week.
She instead pointed out that the Biden administration had expanded transparency with regards to White House visitor logs that had been severely curtailed under Trump.