Biden: Classified documents at Mar-a-Lago raise concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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." "And I thought what data

was in there that may compromise sources and methods?”