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Americans believe that Joe Biden’s handling of the scandal over classified documents found in his Wilmington, Delaware home was inappropriate and serious.
A poll released Wednesday by Quinnipiac University showed that 60% of Americans believe Biden handled classified materials improperly, with only 22% commenting that he did the right thing.
“Two-thirds of Americans (67 percent) say they are following news about the discovery of these documents either closely or very closely,” says the study, which also adds that 37 percent said the president should face charges in the case.
“Roughly two-thirds of Americans are aware of and troubled by the misplaced classified documents found in President Biden’s home and private office. But is it a criminal case? No,” said Tim Malloy, a polling analyst at Quinnipiac University.
Crisis in the government over the documents
The Biden Administration is facing a crisis due to the discovery of classified documents after Democrats defended the prosecution and raid of former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
This Tuesday, the Secretary of State, Antony Blinken, spoke about Biden’s classified documents and said that he knew nothing about this information. He also declared the will cooperate with the investigation.
But Blinken has not been the only one close to Biden to comment on the situation. Walter Shaub, who served as chief ethics officer between 2013 and 2017 of the Obama administration said to Fox News that “the White House’s failure to mention that records were found in more than one place when first asked was a breach of trust with the public and a self-inflicted wound.”
Biden’s case was uncovered when it became known that members of his legal team found classified documents in his private office and residence from when he was Obama’s vice president (2009-2017) that should have been turned over to the National Archives at the time.
On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur to lead the investigation.