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Mar-a-Lago Staffers Called to Testify About Classified Docs

Dozens of subpoenas apply to servers, housekeeper, Trump aides: CNN

(Newser) - While a grand jury in Manhattan is hearing from witnesses as it considers an indictment of former President Trump over a hush money payment to a porn star, another in Washington, DC, is expected to hear from at least two dozen witnesses as it weighs Trump's handling of classified...

Classified Folder Helped Trump Sleep: Lawyer

Empty 'Classified Evening Summary' folder blocked light on phone, Timothy Parlatore says

(Newser) - A lawyer for Donald Trump has explained what one folder labeled "classified" was used for at the former president's Florida home. "He has one of those landline telephones next to his bed, and it has a blue light on it, and it keeps him up at night,...

One More Classified Document Found at Pence Home

Justice Department conducted an hours-long search in Indiana

(Newser) - The FBI discovered an additional document with classified markings at Mike Pence’s Indiana home during a search Friday, per the AP . Pence adviser Devin O’Malley said the Department of Justice completed “a thorough and unrestricted search of five hours" and removed “one document with classified markings...

Pence's Home to Be Searched
FBI to Search Pence's Home

FBI to Search Pence's Home

Agency plans its own check for classified material

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence's legal team reported last month it had found classified documents at his home in Indiana. Now the FBI is planning its own search, NBC News reports. Pence's lawyers and the Justice Department are negotiating a date, per the Wall Street Journal . Attorney General...

Biden Lawyer: No Classified Docs Found in Beach House Search

But FBI removed materials for further review

(Newser) - Bob Bauer, President Biden's personal lawyer, says the FBI searched the president's Delaware beach house for more than three hours Wednesday and did not find any documents with classified markings—but agents "took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his...

Pence: 'I Take Responsibility' on Documents

Former vice president concedes classified material shouldn't have been at his home

(Newser) - Former Vice President Mike Pence said Friday that he takes "full responsibility" after classified documents were found at his Indiana home. In his first public comments since the discovery, Pence said he hadn't been aware that the documents were in his residence but acknowledged his lack of awareness...

Take Another Look, Archives Asks Former Presidents

Letter asks administrations dating to Reagan's to recheck for classified records

(Newser) - The National Archives has asked former US presidents and vice presidents to recheck their personal records for any classified documents they might inadvertently have kept, following the discovery of such records in the possession of former President Donald Trump, President Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence . The Archives sent...

Other Presidents Sound All-Clear on Classified Records

Obama, Clinton staffs say documents were turned over to National Archives

(Newser) - With out-of-place classified documents now unearthed in several states and offices, a couple of former presidents made clear Wednesday that there's nothing to find in their garages or studies. The staffs of former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton told the Hill on Wednesday that all classified material in...

Classified Documents Found at Mike Pence's Home

Lawyer finds them at his Indiana residence, turns them over to the FBI

(Newser) - Mike Pence just joined the list of former presidents or vice presidents in possession of classified documents. CNN reports that a lawyer for the former vice president found the documents at Pence's Indiana residence and turned them over to the FBI. No word yet on the subject matter of...

Search Finds More Documents at Biden's Wilmington Home

Half-dozen papers marked classified are removed in 13-hour hunt in Wilmington

(Newser) - A more extensive search of President Biden's Wilmington home, conducted after Department of Justice investigators received full access to the Delaware house, uncovered additional classified documents, the president's personal lawyer said Saturday night. Six documents with classified designations were removed, some of which dated to Biden's tenure...

Biden: 'There's No There There' on Classified Docs

President discusses controversy publicly for first time

(Newser) - President Biden on Thursday addressed the classified documents probe centered on him , and he didn't sound too concerned. "I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there. I have no regrets, I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. That’...

Biden's Lawyers Accused of Worsening His Classified Mess

It leaves the impression White House hasn't been candid, writes columnist Jennifer Rubin

(Newser) - The controversy over the discovery of classified documents at President Biden's residence and at an old office continues to percolate. Even as the White House accuses Republicans of misconstruing the facts and having "no credibility" on the issue, the president's legal team is coming under heavy criticism...

Schiff on Biden's Classified Docs: We Can't Rule Out National Security Risk

He says special counsel appointment was the right move

(Newser) - Adam Schiff, the Democrat congressman who served on the House of Representatives' January 6 panel, on Sunday seemed to concede that President Biden's handling of classified documents could have put the country at risk, Fox News reports. Appearing on ABC's This Week, Schiff responded to the question of...

Six Classified Pages Were Found This Week: White House

Biden's lawyers release details about latest discovery in Delaware house

(Newser) - White House officials said Saturday that a total of six pages of classified documents were discovered this week in President Biden's house in Delaware. Five were found hours after they acknowledged Thursday that one page had been spotted in a room off the garage , aides said. Richard Sauber, a...

Now Biden Is the Focus of a Special Counsel

Attorney general makes move after more improperly stored classified documents were found

(Newser) - Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an office in Washington . The announcement followed Biden's acknowledgement Thursday morning that a document with classified markings from his...

Classified Documents Were Found in Biden's Garage

'It’s not like it’s sitting out on the street,' says the president when pressed

(Newser) - It turns out the latest batch of out-of-place classified documents tied to President Biden were found in his garage. The president's lawyers searched Biden's two Delaware homes following the discovery of classified documents at an office Biden kept in Washington and discovered "a small number of additional...

In Another Spot, Biden Aides Find More Classified Docs

Search began after first batch was found in November

(Newser) - Aides to President Biden have found more out-of-place classified documents, somewhere other than the office where the first batch was discovered. They've been looking for such files since documents were spotted in November in an office Biden once kept at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement...

Biden 'Surprised' by Records Found at Old Office

'I don’t know what’s in the documents,' he says

(Newser) - President Biden said Tuesday he was surprised when informed that government records were found by his attorneys at his former office space in Washington. He was asked about the issue after the top Republican on the House Intelligence Committee requested that the US intelligence conduct a "damage assessment" of...

Republicans Want Answers on Biden Document Find

Lawyers found classified documents at office days before midterm elections

(Newser) - Republicans have a lot of questions about the classified documents found in President Biden's former office at a Washington think tank—and a big one is why the find wasn't disclosed sooner. The documents were found in a locked closet by Biden's lawyers on Nov. 2, days...

Classified Documents Found in Biden's Former Office

Papers were turned over to National Archives after discovery, president's counsel says

(Newser) - Federal officials are reviewing approximately 10 classified documents that were discovered in an office President Biden had at a Washington think tank. The president's personal lawyers spotted the papers while packing up files to move Biden out of the office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global...

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