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How the discovery of classified files in Biden's office compares with the Trump case

By Charlie Savage

11 Jan 2023 · 5 min read

Editor's Note

The NYT explains the significant differences between the two cases and— most importantly—how the two men responded, with Biden fully cooperating while Trump resisted efforts to retrieve the documents.

WASHINGTON — The disclosure that classified documents were found in a private office that Joe Biden had used before beginning his 2020 campaign has prompted comparisons to former President Donald Trump’s hoarding of sensitive government records, which is the subject of a criminal investigation.

Based on what is publicly known, here is a closer look:

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