CJR Staff
January 30, 2023

Biden's Secret Notebooks Might Contain Stunning Secrets

In addition to recovering a dozen classified documents from the Delaware home of President Joe Biden, the FBI took notebooks that were used by Biden during his time as Vice President.

"These notebooks, which Biden wrote in while serving as vice president under former President Barack Obama, were taken by the FBI due to some of the notes relating to his work as vice president, which could refer to classified information, the unidentified person said. This person also claimed that while none of the notebooks had classified markings on them, some of the notes could be considered classified due to their sensitive content," according to Washington Examiner.

"As noted in the statement released on January 14, consistent with our view of the requirements of our cooperation with DOJ in this matter, we will not comment on the accuracy of reports of this nature," said a spokesperson for Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal lawyer.

Biden Caught With More Classified Items

"Written inside the notebooks were handwritten notes from Biden, with some relating to his personal life and family while others detailed his current experiences and thoughts of his time as vice president, according to the unidentified person. It is unclear how many notebooks were taken by the FBI, but the source claimed that it was a large amount," reported Washington Examiner.

"Notebooks containing notes about personal matters that get mixed with notes on government business would likely be considered personal property as long as Biden never shared them with any government staff members during his time as vice president. However, if Biden had shared the notes with staff, the notebooks would be deemed official records belonging to the government," said Jason R. Baron, former director of litigation at the National Archives.

"The FBI searched Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, for any possible records from his time as vice president on Jan. 20. Among the items taken were personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules, and reminders going back decades," Bauer said.

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Source: Washington Examiner

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