President Biden made it clear that the message that Trump was stealing classified documents was irresponsible and clarified that he had nothing to do with the Justice Department’s investigation.
Video of Biden on 60 Minutes:
Transcript over 60 minutes from CBS:
Scott Pelley: Have you been briefed, sir, on the top secret documents found at Mar-a-Lago?
President Joe Biden: No.
Scott Pelley: No one has come to warn you that important national security secrets have been exposed by keeping these documents in the former president’s home?
President Joe Biden: I haven’t spoken to anyone personally about this. I’m sure my government is aware of all of this, as is the National Security Council. But I do not have.
Scott Pelley: Have you been briefed on the FBI’s execution of a search warrant in Mar-a-Lago?
President Joe Biden: No. Not early.
Scott Pelley: What did you think when you saw the photo of the top secret documents on the floor of Mar-a-Lago? Looking at this picture.
President Joe Biden: How That Could Happen. How to – anyone could be so irresponsible. And I thought: What data was in there that could compromise sources and methods? By that I mean names of people who helped or something – et cetera. And it’s just – totally irresponsible.
President Biden is not using the government as his personal weapon. That’s what Donald Trump did as President. The search of Trump’s club was not a massive conspiracy. The FBI searched Trump’s club for taking classified documents and then lying about having them.
President Biden set the record straight, and when Biden and Trump meet again in 2024, expect Biden to hammer the irresponsible, failed, one-term former president.
Mr. Easley is the managing editor. He is also a White House press pool and congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a bachelor’s degree in political science. His thesis focused on public policy with a specialization in social reform movements.
Awards and professional memberships
Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the American Political Science Association