Biden says Trump ‘irresponsible’ for storing classified documents at Mar-a-Lago

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden says the discovery of top-secret documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate raised concerns

that sensitive data was compromised and called it “irresponsible.” Biden, who rarely does interviews, spoke to CBS’ “60 Minutes” in a segment that aired Sunday. He said

that when he heard about classified documents taken from the White House, he wondered how “anyone could be that irresponsible.” Biden added: “And I thought, what data

was in there that may compromise sources and methods?” The president said he did not get a heads-up before the Trump estate was searched, and he has not asked for any

specifics “because I don’t want to get myself in the middle of whether or not the Justice Department should move or not move on certain actions they could take.” The FBI

says it took about 11,000 documents, including roughly 100 with classification markings found in a storage room and an office, while serving a court-authorized search warrant at

the home on Aug. 8. Weeks after the search, Trump lawyers asked a judge to appoint a special master to conduct an independent review of the records. The warrant says

federal agents were investigating potential violations of three different federal laws, including one that governs gathering, transmitting or losing defense information under the

Espionage Act. Biden told “60 Minutes” that when he heard about classified documents being taken from the White House, he wondered how “anyone could be that

irresponsible.”