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Democrats scramble to limit fallout from Biden documents debacle

By Lauren Fedor and James Politi

18 Jan 2023 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The revelations about the U.S. president's handling of classified material has triggered a sudden unease among Democrats at a crucial time for their party, according to this insightful FT report.

The White House and Democrats in Washington are scrambling to limit any lasting political hit to US president Joe Biden from the furore over his handling of classified material, which has rattled the run-up to his expected bid for re-election in 2024.

The president and his top aides and lawyers have faced mounting criticism in recent days for being sloppy in their treatment of sensitive government records from Biden’s time in the Obama administration, which were discovered at his private office and residence starting in early November.

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