US President Joe Biden said that the discovery of top secret documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate raised concerns that sensitive data had been compromised and called it an act of violence. “irresponsible” behavior.
Biden, who rarely interviews, speaks to the CBS show 60 minutes in a segment that aired on Sunday. He said that when he heard about classified documents taken from the White House, he wondered how “anyone could be so irresponsible.”
“And I thought, what data in there could compromise the sources and methods?” Biden said.
The president said he received no notice before the Trump estate was searched, and he hasn’t asked for any specifics “because I don’t want to be confused between whether the Justice Department whether or not to move. take certain actions they can.”
The FBI said it lost about 11,000 documents, including about 100 classified documents found in archives and offices, while serving a court-approved search warrant at home on Dec. August 8. Weeks after the search, Trump’s lawyers asked for a judge. appoint a special master to conduct an independent review of the records.
The subpoena says federal agents are investigating potential violations of three different federal laws, including one that regulates the collection, transmission, or loss of defense information under the Espionage Act.
In the wide-ranging interview, the president would not commit to running for re-election in 2024, although he has previously said he planned to.
“My intention, as I said at the beginning, is that I will run again,” he said. “But that’s just an intention. But is my rerun a firm decision? That remains to be seen.”