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News and updates about classified documents

In response to Republicans:

Biden blocks release of interview with special counsel

Biden asserts executive privilege over audio recordings of his interview with special counsel Robert Hur, who described the President as an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

Biden blocks release of interview with special counsel

GOP lawmakers:

Robert Malley had classified docs in private email account, phone

Senator James Risch and Rep. Michael McCaul demand answers from State Department after finding allegations 'hostile actor' accessed classified documents mishandle by former Biden Iran envoy.

Robert Malley had classified docs in private email account, phone

Judge indefinitely postpones Trump's classified docs trial

US Judge Aileen Cannon citing significant issues around classified evidence that would need to be worked out before the goes to a jury.

Judge indefinitely postpones Trump's classified docs trial

Trump classified documents

Judge denies request to dismiss the case

Federal judge denies Trump's request to dismiss criminal case that charges him with illegally holding onto classified documents after leaving the White House.

Judge denies request to dismiss the case

US airman pleads guilty to leaking classified docs

Jack Teixeira, charged with leaking classified military documents on a social media platform, admits wrongdoing in federal court after striking a plea deal.

US airman pleads guilty to leaking classified docs

After Special Counsel's report

Biden: My memory is fine

Biden fires back at Special Counsel who probed his use of classified documents and said the President is "an elderly man with a poor memory".

Biden: My memory is fine

Special Counsel:

'Biden is an elderly man with a poor memory'

Special Counsel releases report on Biden's handling of classified documents, says no charges will be brought forward while calling out President's memory issues.

'Biden is an elderly man with a poor memory'

Sources:

Top Biden aides interviewed in classified documents probe

Special counsel investigating Biden’s classified documents has interviewed members of the upper levels of the White House and the cabinet.

Top Biden aides interviewed in classified documents probe

Report:

Blinken interviewed in Biden classified documents probe

Sources tell ABC News investigators have interviewed scores of witnesses in probe into Biden's handling of classified documents.

Blinken interviewed in Biden classified documents probe

Trump aide pleads not guilty in classified documents case

Walt Nauta pleads not guilty to federal charges that accuse him of misleading investigators in classified documents case.

Trump aide pleads not guilty in classified documents case

Classified documents probe:

Trump pleads not guilty to additional charges

Former President waives his personal appearance for arraignment on superseding indictment in classified documents case.

Trump pleads not guilty to additional charges

Haley on new Trump charges: None of that sounds good

Republican presidential candidate says no one should erase anything unless they had “something to hide.”

Haley on new Trump charges: None of that sounds good

McCarthy on Trump charges:

'Why wasn't Biden prosecuted for holding classified document?'

House Speaker points to Biden when asked about additional charges against Trump in the case alleging mishandling of classified documents.

'Why wasn't Biden prosecuted for holding classified document?'

Trump:

'I won't end campaign even if I'm convicted'

Former US President denounces latest charges against him, makes clear he will not end his presidential campaign if he is convicted.

'I won't end campaign even if I'm convicted'

Trump facing additional charges in classified documents probe

Updated indictment accuses Trump of asking a staffer to delete camera footage in an effort to obstruct classified documents investigations.

Trump facing additional charges in classified documents probe

Pentagon to tighten controls on classified information

The new plans follow the leaking of classified documents earlier this year.

Pentagon to tighten controls on classified information

'These are the papers'

CNN publishes tape of Trump’s conversation about classified docs

The recording includes new details from conversation that is considered a critical piece of evidence in indictment of Trump.

CNN publishes tape of Trump’s conversation about classified docs

Trump defends retention of classified materials

Asked if he was aware of documents on Iran being among the classified documents found in his Florida home, Trump says: “Not that I know of.”

Trump defends retention of classified materials

Fox News under fire for Biden 'wannabe dictator' graphic

The graphic aired on Tuesday, hours after former President Donald Trump’s arraignment in Florida in the classified documents case.

Fox News under fire for Biden 'wannabe dictator' graphic

Nikki Haley:

'I would be inclined to pardon Trump'

Former UN Ambassador says Trump was “incredibly reckless with national security,” but not reckless enough to deserve a sentence.

'I would be inclined to pardon Trump'

Classified documents probe:

Trump pleads not guilty to 37 charges

Trump’s lawyers ask for a jury trial during the former president’s arraignment in Miami.

Trump pleads not guilty to 37 charges

Chris Christie:

'Another Trump presidency would be worse than the first'

Former New Jersey Gov. blasts Trump in CNN town hall: Trump doesn't care about the American people.

'Another Trump presidency would be worse than the first'

Nikki Haley:

'If charges are true, Trump was incredibly reckless'

Former US Ambassador to the UN also criticizes FBI and Department of Justice over their unfair treatment of Trump.

'If charges are true, Trump was incredibly reckless'

Trump arrives in Miami ahead of court appearance

Former US President will be in a Miami federal courthouse on Tuesday for an initial appearance in classified documents case.

Trump arrives in Miami ahead of court appearance

Former US A-G Bill Barr:

'Trump is toast if even half the indictment is true'

Trump says Barr is “a coward who didn’t do his job” after the former A-G says the indictment is "very damning".

'Trump is toast if even half the indictment is true'

Poll:

47% of Americans believe Trump indictment politically motivated

Most Republicans — 80 percent — say the charges are politically motivated, with only 16 percent of Democrats aligning with that view.

47% of Americans believe Trump indictment politically motivated

Trump hints:

'Indictment came as a distraction to Hunter Biden probe'

Former US President suggests the indictment against him is an attempt to "cover up a crime being revealed by Republicans".

'Indictment came as a distraction to Hunter Biden probe'

Pence to A-G:

'Stand before the American people and justify Trump indictment'

Former Vice President calls on Attorney General Merrick Garland to publicly justify the federal indictment against Trump.

'Stand before the American people and justify Trump indictment'

House Speaker McCarthy:

'Trump indictment will disrupt the nation'

House Speaker says other public officials also possessed documents they should not, but are not facing charges like Trump is.

'Trump indictment will disrupt the nation'

Special Counsel Jack Smith:

'US laws apply to everyone'

Special Counsel delivers statement after Trump indictment unsealed: I urge Americans to read the indictment.

'US laws apply to everyone'

Classified documents probe:

Indictment against Trump unsealed

Trump faces 37 counts, including 31 counts of willful retention of national defense information.

Indictment against Trump unsealed

Trump:

'I've been indicted in classified documents probe'

Former US President says he has been indicted in the case of the classified documents that were found in his Florida estate.

'I've been indicted in classified documents probe'

Report:

Trump informed he's target of probe over classified docs

Source say former President received letter from special counsel informing him he is the target of investigation on classified documents.

Trump informed he's target of probe over classified docs

Trump's former Chief of Staff testifies in Trump probe

Mark Meadows testifies to federal grand jury in special counsel's investigations of the former President.

Trump's former Chief of Staff testifies in Trump probe

Report:

Mar-a-Lago employee flooded room with surveillance video logs

The incident has raised suspicion among prosecutors probing Trump classified documents.

Mar-a-Lago employee flooded room with surveillance video logs

Former Trump attorney:

'Wouldn't be surprised if he isn't charged over classified docs'

Former Trump attorney says he would be “not at all” surprised if former President isn't charged in classified documents probe.

'Wouldn't be surprised if he isn't charged over classified docs'

DOJ closes probe of Pence classified documents

Justice Department will not bring any charges against the former Vice President over the classified documents found at his home.

DOJ closes probe of Pence classified documents

Report:

Trump acknowledged in recording he kept classified document

CNN report: Prosecutors have recording in which Trump acknowledges he held onto classified Pentagon document about Iran attack.

Trump acknowledged in recording he kept classified document

Man suspected of leaking Pentagon docs to remain in jail

Federal judge rules that Jack Teixeira, accused of leaking top-secret documents, will remain in jail pending trial.

Man suspected of leaking Pentagon docs to remain in jail

Lawyer defending Trump in classified documents probe quits

Resignation comes at crucial time, with National Archives hinting at handing over info proving Trump knew about declassification process.

Lawyer defending Trump in classified documents probe quits

Israeli officials:

Austin sought to reassure Gallant over leaked Pentagon docs

US Defense Secretary privately tried to reassure his Israeli counterpart that administration is taking steps to prevent future leaks.

Austin sought to reassure Gallant over leaked Pentagon docs

Leaked Pentagon documents:

US officials knew about additional Chinese spy balloons

Leaked documents show that Chinese balloon that was shot down was one of at least three that intelligence agencies know of.

US officials knew about additional Chinese spy balloons

Suspect in leaking Pentagon documents charged in court

21-year-old Jack Teixeira charged in federal court in Boston.

Suspect in leaking Pentagon documents charged in court

FBI arrests suspected intelligence document leaker

Air National Guardsman Jack Teixeira arrested for leak of top-secret documents, including documents related to Israel.

FBI arrests suspected intelligence document leaker

Report:

US tries to reassure Israel after Pentagon leak

Biden administration tried to reassure Israel about security relationship, according to Israeli officials.

US tries to reassure Israel after Pentagon leak

Top Dems, GOP gain access to Trump, Biden classified docs

Senior Democrats and Republicans in Congress granted access to documents retrieved from residences of Trump, Biden, and Pence.

Top Dems, GOP gain access to Trump, Biden classified docs

Report: Egypt had plan to sell 40,000 rockets to Russia

Leaked classified US intelligence documents Egyptian President Abdel Fatah el-Sisi planning to send thousands of weapons to Moscow.

Report: Egypt had plan to sell 40,000 rockets to Russia

Pentagon spokesman:

'Leaked documents a very serious risk to national security'

Pentagon spokesman says senior leaders are taking steps to mitigate damage caused by leaked classified documents.

'Leaked documents a very serious risk to national security'

Reports:

Pentagon documents detail possible Israeli lethal aid to Ukraine

Leaked Defense Department classified documents include one with scenarios in which Israel would agree to provide “lethal aid” to Ukraine.

Pentagon documents detail possible Israeli lethal aid to Ukraine

US officials believe:

Pentagon documents may have been leaked by an American

Western security experts and US officials suspect highly classified documents could have been leaked by someone from the US.

Pentagon documents may have been leaked by an American

Top US lawmakers briefed on probes of classified documents

Top lawmakers in Congress briefed on investigations into classified documents found in possession of Biden, Trump and Pence.

Top US lawmakers briefed on probes of classified documents

Revealed:

FBI searched University of Delaware for Biden documents

Source tells CNN the FBI conducted two searches at University of Delaware in connection with Biden classified documents.

FBI searched University of Delaware for Biden documents

Trump lashes out at FBI, compares agency to the Gestapo

Ex-president defends classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago as ‘merely inexpensive and very common folders’ in latest rant.

Trump lashes out at FBI, compares agency to the Gestapo

FBI discovers additional classified document at Pence's home

The voluntary five-hour search comes weeks after documents with classified markings were found in Pence’s home.

FBI discovers additional classified document at Pence's home

Pence subpoenaed by special counsel investigating Trump

It is unclear what information the counsel is seeking from the former Vice President.

Pence subpoenaed by special counsel investigating Trump

No classified documents found in FBI search of Biden beach home

President's personal lawyer says no new classified documents found during 3 and a half hour FBI search of Rehoboth residence.

No classified documents found in FBI search of Biden beach home

Report: FBI agents at Biden's Rehoboth Beach home

President's attorneys coordinate FBI search of Biden home as part of classified documents investigation.

Report: FBI agents at Biden's Rehoboth Beach home

DOJ won't hand over info on Biden documents

Justice Department rejects request from House Judiciary Committee Chair for info on probe into Biden's classified documents.

DOJ won't hand over info on Biden documents

Classified documents discovered in Pence's home

Former VP's lawyer says small number of documents were inadvertently taken to his home in Indiana. Trump: Mike Pence is an innocent man.

Classified documents discovered in Pence's home

White House:

'Search of Biden's home came after voluntary offer from lawyers'

White House says Friday's search of Biden's home was carried out after a "voluntary, proactive offer" by his personal lawyers.

'Search of Biden's home came after voluntary offer from lawyers'