‘No there there’: Biden says he has ‘no regrets’ over stashed docs, ‘it bugs’ him to have to answer questions
Sounding a lot like someone accustomed to getting favorable press, President Joe Biden declared on Thursday that there’s “nothing there” when it comes to the discovery of classified documents in several locations, including his home. Irritated at being asked about the controversy, Biden was also adamant that he had “no regrets” in regard to his actions.
The president was in California, touring areas recently impacted by a series of winter storms when a reporter called out a question about the discovery of classified documents in his possession and Biden was clearly irked when asked if he had any regrets.
“You know, the only — I will answer the question, but here’s the deal: You know, what quite frankly bugs me is that we have a serious problem here we’re talking about. We’re talking about what’s going on. And the American people don’t quite understand why you don’t ask me questions about that,” he said. “But having said that, what’s your question?”
The reporter then asked, “Do you have any regret, sir, that you did not reveal the existence of the documents back in November, before the midterms?”
The initial discovery took place days before the midterm elections, yet the White House sat on this information for two months before disclosing it to the American people — what impact it may have had on the election outcome is unknown at this point.
“Just hang on, okay? Look, as we found — we found a handful of documents that were filed in the wrong place,” Biden replied. “We immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Justice Department. We’re fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly.”
“I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there. I have no regrets,” he continued. “I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It’s exactly what we’re doing. There is no there there.”
It certainly appears that folks have seen their share when it comes to this president and controversial actions within his family… here’s a quick sampling of responses to the story from Twitter