Former President Donald Trump blasted his successor on Monday for storing classified materials in a “flimsy, unlocked, and unprotected” garage, months after officials uncovered a cache of top-secret files at the 45th president’s residence.
Trump, 76, boasted that the data confiscated by the feds from Mar-a-Lago last summer were better safeguarded than those found in Biden’s Delaware home because Trump’s club was more secure.
“The White House just announced that there are no LOGS or information of any kind on visitors to the Wilmington house and flimsy, unlocked, and unsecured, but now very famous, garage,” Trump wrote on his Truth Social platform.
“Maybe they are smarter than we think! This is one of the seemingly many places where HIGHLY CLASSIFIED documents are stored (in a big pile on the damp floor),” he continued.
“Mar-a-Lago is a highly secured facility, with Security Cameras all over the place, and watched over by staff & our great Secret Service. I have INFO on everyone!” the former president concluded.
After first admitting that secret materials were discovered at Biden’s previous think tank office on Nov. 2 in Washington, the White House confirmed this week that sensitive documents were discovered in Biden’s garage close to his treasured Corvette. Other sets of secret documents were discovered in the president’s private library by his personal lawyers, according to the White House last week.
It’s unclear what the lawyers were looking for when they discovered the original set of documents in an office Biden hadn’t used in more than three years.
The Justice Department was looking into whether Biden mismanaged the confidential materials after he left the vice presidency in 2017. According to officials, Attorney General Merrick Garland selected former Maryland US Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to conduct the inquest, which had been ongoing for months.
Democrats called the scandal an “embarrassment,” while House Oversight Committee Chair Rep. James Comer, a Kentucky Republican, said his panel was looking into who had access to the files as it prepared to investigate the Biden family’s influence peddling in connection with the first son Hunter Biden’s overseas business interests.
The government assigned a second special counsel, Jack Smith, to lead the probe into the sensitive materials discovered at Trump’s Florida club, one of the numerous criminal investigations against the Republican presidential candidate.