President Joe Biden on Tuesday addressed the controversy over classified documents found at a former office of his in Washington, saying that he was “surprised” when he learned of their existence and that his attorneys have been “cooperating fully” with the government’s review of the records.
“People know I take classified documents and classified information seriously,” Biden said in response to a question at a news conference in Mexico City. “I was briefed about this discovery and surprised to learn that there were any government records that were taken there to that office. But I don’t know what’s in the documents. My lawyers have not suggested I ask what they were.”