The White House won’t say how many people had access to classified Biden documents in a garage

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The White House would not estimate how many people would have had access to the classified documents from the Obama era that were found in President Biden’s garage and the Penn Biden Center.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to answer several questions at Thursday’s press conference, including whether the White House had an estimate of the number of people who could access the classified documents.

Jean-Pierre called the “continuing review” of the case and it was postponed to the Department of Justice.

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Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to say whether the White House has any idea how many people had access to the classified documents found in President Biden's garage and the Penn Biden Center.

Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to say whether the White House has any idea how many people had access to the classified documents found in President Biden’s garage and the Penn Biden Center.
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The press secretary also refused to answer whether there was “a third stop between a secure place and the garage” where the documents ended up.

Hunter Biden is among the people who seem to have had access to the president’s Wilmington home where the documents were found. It is not clear how many others had access.

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed Robert Hur, a former US attorney, as special counsel to handle the investigation into Mr. Biden’s handling of classified documents.

“Earlier today, I signed an order appointing Robert Hur as special counsel for the case I just described,” Garland said Thursday.

“The document authorizes him to investigate whether any person or entity has broken the law related to this case,” Garland continued. “The special counsel will not be under the control of a department official from day to day.” a day, but must comply with the rules, procedures and policies of the department.”

President Biden, meanwhile, was defensive about the location of the documents when pressed by Fox News’ Peter Doocy on Thursday.

“Documents registered next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?” Doocy asked.

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“I’m going to get a chance to talk about all this, God willing it will be soon, but I said earlier this week – and by the way my Corvette in a locked garage. It’s not like he’s sitting out. on the street,” Biden replied.

“So the documents were in a locked garage,” Doocy noted.

“Yes, besides my Corvette. But as I said earlier this week, people know that I take classified documents and classified materials very seriously,” Biden said. “I also said we were fully and fully cooperating with the Justice Department’s review.”

Anders Hagstrom of Fox News contributed to this report.

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