Republicans charge the president with hypocrisy in light of the Biden classified files

Following the discovery of additional sensitive documents at his Delaware residence, Republicans have accused US President Joe Biden of hypocrisy.

Don Bacon, a congressman from Nebraska, advised ABC’s This Week, “If you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones.”

At least 20 documents from Mr. Biden’s time serving as vice president have been discovered at his home and office in Washington, D.C.

When Donald Trump’s residence was searched for confidential documents, he criticized him.

He asked at the moment, “How could somebody be that careless?”

A special counsel is looking into Mr. Trump in relation to the numerous secret documents that were discovered at his Mar-a-Lago resort last year.

Because archivists claimed his team was not turning over all the records they had identified as missing, an FBI raid was conducted.

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Comparing the secret file instances involving Biden and Trump

The contents of the documents discovered in Mr. Biden’s possession are unknown, although some of them were reportedly designated “Top Secret,” the highest level of classification, according to CBS News.

At the end of a presidency, all White House records are required by law to be turned over to the National Archives. A special prosecutor is currently looking into the matter.

A number of Republicans accused Mr. Biden of having two sets of standards on Sunday on the radio and television.

The incoming chair of the House oversight committee, James Comer of Kentucky, told CNN’s State of the Union: “The hypocrisy here is huge. While he was doing this [accusing Trump], he knew very well that he himself had custody of secret documents.”

The White House has not said how long Mr. Biden was aware that the records were in his possession, but they maintain that his lawyers immediately turned them over after discovering them.

He admitted that learning they had been discovered there surprised him and that he takes the handling of sensitive information extremely seriously.

Days before the midterm elections, on November 2, the first batch in his former office was discovered; nevertheless, it wasn’t until last week that this information was made public.

Former top aide to Mr. Trump’s vice president, Mike Pence, Marc Short, suggested on Sunday that the information was purposefully kept to avoid the closing days of the election campaign.

To find out who might have had access to the information, some Republicans have requested that visitor logs to Mr. Biden’s homes be made public.

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