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Biden claims ‘no regrets’ but classified papers case could come back to bite him

By Lauren Gambino

26 Jan 2023 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Discovery of new classified documents at U.S. President Joe Biden's residence is not a good look on him argues The Guardian's analyst. It's led to the lowest approval ratings during his presidency.

At the invitation of Joe Biden’s legal team, federal investigators carried out an extraordinary 13-hour search of the president’s Delaware residence, scouring every room of the house from the bedrooms to the bathrooms.

It was a remarkable gesture meant to demonstrate the president’s full cooperation with the investigation. But it also led to the discovery of half a dozen items with classified markings, the latest in a series of findings that have put Biden and his presidency on the defensive as he prepares to seek a second term.

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