Biden tries to downplay significance of hidden classified documents: "There’s nothing there"

The president responded to questions about the files by insinuating that it is a matter of little importance. "I have no regrets," he assured.

Joe Biden once again attempted to ignore questions from the press about the findings of numerous classified documents in his personal confines. "There's no there there," the president stated Thursday during his visit to California.

Despite the seriousness of the matter, the president is trying to downplay the ongoing investigation by insinuating that the documents were simply misplaced. The classified material in question, which stems from his time as vice president during the Obama administration, was discovered in a private office or a garage in his private residence.

We found a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place ... we immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Justice Department.

The president insisted he is cooperating with the Department of Justice and showed no regrets for hiding documents containing sensitive material that could have jeopardized national security.

Fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly. I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there. There’s no there there.

With the expression "there's no there there," Biden is trying to deny that the incident is truly a scandal. However, the fact is that the details of the investigation not only revealed the numerous classified files, but also the fact that they were concealed. 

The White House itself revealed that Biden's lawyers found classified documents and official records on at least four occasions in recent months: on Nov. 2 at the offices of the Penn Biden Center in Washington and later in follow-up searches on Dec. 20 in the garage of the president's Wilmington, Del. home, and on Jan. 11 and 12 at the President's personal library.

The Nov. 2 findings were not made public until after last year's midterm elections on Nov. 8.