In response to reports that the FBI had investigated President Joe Biden’s beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, but had not discovered any secret materials there, Ian Sams, the spokesperson for the White House Counsel’s Office, talked with reporters on Wednesday.
To be absolutely clear. Do you or the White House know of any additional locations connected to the president that the FBI has searched? Sams was asked by a reporter. The reporter pushed for a yes or no response, to which Sams responded, “Look, I think we’re sharing information as this goes on and addressing questions about the search efforts as they’ve been happening.”
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I don’t want to talk too much about the DOJ’s procedures while the inquiry is still continuing. We have fully complied, I can assure you of that,” Sams stated, adding, “The president’s personal attorneys have given the DOJ information. The searches that were carried out initially at the president’s residence in Wilmington and then today at the residence in Rehoboth have been addressed publicly and clearly. No confidential materials were discovered in Rehoboth today, as you can see from the statement made public by the president’s personal counsel.
“So, you know, we’re going to keep trying to give information as this investigation goes on and make sure that you guys have the ability to share with the American people sort of the information that that is important for them to see as the president’s cooperating with this investigation,” Sams continued. As a result, I don’t want to comment too much about the Justice Department’s decisions or activities in order to respect the integrity of that inquiry. But when it is appropriate, like we did today, we will share information on the activities that have been carried out.
The reporter attempted to clarify by saying, “But just to be very clear about this is.”
Sams told a different reporter, “Go ahead.
“Let me pose a different query. After that, you can pursue that. The off-camera reporter questioned, “Did anyone at the White House ever advise the National Archives in any way that they could not issue a news statement announcing the discovery of classified documents?
“What do you mean, what does that mean?” Sams enquired about details.
The reporter responded, “There is information that came from the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, James Comer, who claims that in his conversations with the National Archives, they communicated that they were told the archives was told it couldn’t issue a press release at whatever point it was about the discovery of classified documents and did anyone at the White House tell them not to do that?
“Yeah, I have no knowledge about that. If that’s what he truly stated, it would be best to check the archives to make sure and then try to decipher what he meant more fully,” Sams said.
Notably, Comer’s assertion is a component of a larger charge that the Biden administration attempted to delay the release of the president’s retention of classified information until after the midterm elections.
The first reporter pushed again after some back-and-forth, asking, “Can you just, can say, can you, because it was yes or no?”
Sams shot back, not answering the question, “I answered that question.”
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