Joe Manchin, a senator from West Virginia, criticized the actions of President Joe Biden regarding classified information.
According to Robert Shaheen, Biden's attorney, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) discovered six more classified documents during a search of his home in Delaware. In November, his lawyers discovered ten documents that contained highly classified information.
Biden maintained that there is no classified material in the documents he had. Manchin, on the other hand, said that the findings of the investigation were surprising.
"In an interview with Dana Bash, Manchin called the situation "unbelievable" and said that it was "irresponsible and who's at fault." He also suggested that the investigation should be handled in a political manner similar to that of former US Supreme Court Justice Garland. Some people are suggesting that the investigation should be more similar to that of President Donald Trump's than that of Biden."
"As for the investigation, Manchin said that he was willing to look into the matter and provide the necessary information to make a determination regarding the classification of the information."
Robert Hur, a special counsel, was appointed by Attorney General Garland to look into the matter. His appointment came after the second batch of classified documents was discovered in the president's garage.
During a press conference in Mexico City, Biden said that he was surprised by the discovery of classified documents inside his home. The White House and Biden vowed to cooperate with the investigation of the matter.
Democrats in the Senate have been quick to point out that the investigation being conducted by Biden is different from the one being conducted by Trump after the FBI seized classified materials from his Mar-a-Lago property. Mark Warner of Virginia, the chairman of the Intelligence Committee, asked the White House to provide the committee with the documents that were found in Biden's possession.
According to The Hill, Democrats are grateful for Trump's decision to turn over the documents for review to the Justice Department. In August, the FBI raided the home of former President George HW Bush after he failed to turn over documents related to the investigation into his former presidential campaign.
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