Last night, we found out that the DOJ is investigating the classified documents that Joe Biden kept illegally in his office from his time as vice president.
CNN, of all outlets, has learned what exactly was in these documents that Biden held back:
Yep, Biden personally kept intelligence documents related to some of the United States' greatest enemies and allies.
Among the classified documents from Joe Biden's time as vice president discovered in a private office last fall are US intelligence memos and briefing materials that covered topics including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom, according to a source familiar with the matter.
A total of 10 documents with classification markings were found last year in Biden's private academic office and they were dated between 2013 and 2016, according to the source.
Yo, Biden: This you??
Good job on the hypocrisy, Mr. President. You might want to call an FBI raid on your home to save some face.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has assigned the US attorney in Chicago, a holdover from the Trump administration, to investigate the matter, CNN previously reported. Garland made this move after receiving a referral from the National Archives and Records Administration.
The documents were discovered on November 2, just six days before the midterm elections, but the matter only became public Monday due to news reports.
The source told CNN that a personal lawyer for Biden was closing out the downtown DC office that Biden used as part his work with the University of Pennsylvania. The lawyer saw an envelope with markings indicating they were the former vice president's personal documents, opened the envelope and noticed there were classified documents inside. The lawyer closed the envelope and called NARA, the source said.
After making contact with NARA, Biden's team turned over several boxes in an abundance of caution, even though many of the boxes contained personal materials, the source said.
This is important: Donald Trump at least had the privilege, as president, of declassifying any documents he had. There's a precedent for Trump's actions.
But Biden wasn't the president at the time these docs were taken and stored in his office. He didn't have the authorization as VP to declassify anything.