Trump mocks Biden’s handling of classified documents, warns ‘I have information 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 the Secret Service
- Trump said Biden kept secret documents ‘in a big pile on the damp floor’ in his ‘thin, unlocked and unsecured’ garage
- “Mar-a-Lago is a highly secured facility, with security cameras throughout and guarded by staff and our amazing Secret Service,” Trump said.
- “I have INFO on everyone!” he added
Former President Trump basks in the mounting controversy surrounding President Biden’s handling of secret files, ominously claiming to have “information on everyone.”
“The White House has just announced that there are no logs or information of any kind regarding visitors to the Wilmington house and the flimsy, unlocked and unsecured, but now very famous garage. Maybe they’re smarter than we think!’ Trump mused on Truth Social.
‘This is one of what appears to be 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 throughout and guarded by staff and our awesome 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 the house during his presidency, the White House counsel’s office said Monday that there is no such list of names.
“Like every president in decades of modern history, his personal whereabouts are personal,” the White House counsel told Fox News.
“But upon taking office, President Biden re-established the standard and tradition of keeping White House visitor logs, including publishing them regularly, after the previous administration had terminated them.”
House Oversight Chair Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., wrote to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain on Sunday demanding access to all visitor logs kept for the Delaware home.
“Without a list of those who visited his hometown, 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 Justice Department appoints special counsel to investigate President Joe Biden’s handling of classified information
It was revealed last week that classified files had been found in both Biden’s Delaware home and his Washington, D.C., think tank office
The Penn-Biden Center was used by Biden as his personal office from approximately 2017 until the launch of his 2020 campaign.
Reportedly, ten top secret pages were found there by Biden’s personal attorneys while cleaning up the office. So far, six have been found at his home in Wilmington.
The Justice Department has been investigating for months whether Biden mishandled the documents following his departure from the vice presidency.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed special counsel to oversee Biden’s handling of classified documents after his vice presidency papers were first discovered on Nov. 2, 2022, at the Penn Biden Center.
Garland had appointed special counsel in November to oversee Trump’s investigations — including the handling of classified files.
The president has promised to take the matter “seriously” and to 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 the investigation into the possible mishandling of classified documents
At least six secret documents were found in Biden’s private home in the upscale Greenville neighborhood of Wilmington, Delaware.
President Joe Biden’s White House revealed no public visitor logs were kept at his residence in Wilmington, Delaware
But there are still questions about why it took the White House so long to admit the existence of the documents — which it did after CBS News first broke the Penn-Biden Center story — 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 affairs dealings in China and Ukraine have been under scrutiny for years, and he is also under investigation by the U.S. attorney in Delaware for possible financial fraud.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to say at a news conference last week whether visitor logs exist for the Greenville home.
Instead, she pointed out that the Biden administration had expanded transparency regarding White House visitor logs, which had been severely curtailed under Trump.