Biden says it was ‘irresponsible’ for Trump to keep classified documents in Mar-a-Lago | UKTN News


US President Joe Biden says the discovery of top-secret documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate has raised concerns that sensitive data has been compromised, calling it “irresponsible.”

Biden, who rarely does interviews, spoke to UKTN program 60 minutes in a segment that aired Sunday. He said he wondered how “one can be so irresponsible” when he heard about classified documents from the White House.

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“And I thought, what data was out there that could compromise resources and methods?” said Biden.

The president said he was not given a warning before Trump’s estate was searched, and he did not ask for details “because I don’t want to get involved in whether or not the Justice Department should move. It’s about certain actions that they could undertake.”

The FBI says it needed about 11,000 documents, including about 100 with classification markings, that were found in a storage room and office while serving a court-authorized search warrant at the home on Aug. 8. Weeks after the search, Trump lawyers asked a judge to appoint a special captain to conduct an independent review of the administration.

This image in a court file by the U.S. Department of Justice on Aug. 30, and partially hidden by the source, shows a photo of documents seized during the FBI’s Aug. 8 search of Mar-a- of the former U.S. President Donald Trump. Lago Estate in Florida. (Department of Justice via The UK Time News)

The order says federal agents were investigating possible violations of three different federal laws, including one governing the collection, transmission or loss of defense information under the Espionage Act.

In the extended interview, the president would not commit to reelection in 2024, although he has said in the past that he intends to.

“My intention, as I said to begin with, is that I would run again,” he said. “But it’s just an intention. But is it a firm decision that I will walk again? That remains to be seen.”

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