Hoarder Biden ‘WILFULLY’ kept classified documents and dumped them in his chaotic garage: Damning photos show how ‘national security risk’ Joe scattered files in his home, cupboards, drawers and basement
At first glance it looked like a scene from the TV show ‘Hoarders’.
There were the usual useless items piled on top of each other – a broken lamp, an old bucket, unused plant pots and a forgotten wicker basket.
But amid the mess, in a battered cardboard box, there were also classified documents detailing a troop surge in Afghanistan.
That was the scene that greeted FBI investigators when they ventured into Joe Biden’s chaotic Delaware garage.
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A view of Biden’s garage where classified Afghanistan documents were found
According to a Justice Department report, the Afghanistan documents were found “in a badly damaged box in the garage, near a collapsed dog crate, a dog bed, a Zappos box, an empty bucket, a broken tape-wrapped lamp, potting soil, and synthetic firewood.’
There was also a running machine, a step ladder, and what looked like an old bean bag.
Other photos released in a 388-page report showed the inside of a cluttered storage closet in the garage.
There were also images of another messy closet at Biden’s office in the Penn Biden Center in Washington.
Other photos showed his home office in his basement in Delaware and notebooks he kept there in unlocked drawers.
The Justice Department report from special counsel Robert Hur, released Thursday, offered a harshly critical assessment of Biden’s handling of sensitive government material.
It concluded that he should not be criminally charged because a jury was unlikely to convict him.
This was because jurors would infer that he had ‘diminished faculties’.
The messy interior of Biden’s garage storage locker where Senate documents were discovered
An unlocked drawer in Biden’s Delaware home office where notebooks from his time as vice president were found
Hur wrote: “Our investigation revealed evidence that President Biden intentionally retained and disclosed classified material after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen.”
Part of the report deals with Biden’s handling of classified documents on Afghanistan.
They were specifically related to the Obama administration’s decision to send additional troops there.
Biden kept documents related to it after he left office as vice president, and they were in his Delaware home.
He kept materials documenting his opposition to the troop surge, including a 2009 classified handwritten memo to Obama.
“This material was evidence of the position Mr. Biden took in what he considered one of the most important decisions of his vice presidency,” the report said.
Biden’s office in the Penn Biden Center in Washington
Another view of his office in the Penn Biden Center
The documents have classification markings up to the Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information level.
They were found in a box in Biden’s Delaware garage “containing other material of great importance to him and which he appears to have personally used and accessed.”
Photos included in the report show some of the classified Afghanistan documents stored in a worn cardboard box in his garage, apparently in a loose collection with other household items.
Classified documents from the Obama administration were also found in Biden’s basement lair, according to the report.
Classified documents from his time in the Senate in the 1970s and 1980s were also found in his garage.