Biden’s labeled paperwork: US classifies an excessive amount of | Jobi Cool

January 16, 2023 10:16 AM ET

The administration constructing that homes the Penn Biden Heart in Washington on January 10.


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Concerning your “Biden’s Categorized Doc Stash” editorial (Jan. 11): Should not the Nationwide Archives monitor this sort of stuff? My expertise within the pharmaceutical and medical gadget industries contains utilizing sturdy doc administration techniques for vital paperwork far much less necessary than our nationwide secrets and techniques.

On the very least, labeled paperwork require the care given to common library books, as alerts are mechanically despatched if they’re lacking or overdue after a sure time period. The Nationwide Archives ought to monitor these items down. We won’t count on perfection through the White Home clearance scrum, however the Archives ought to have representatives concerned within the course of to make sure the return of labeled supplies. This can be a failure of extra archives than the administrations of Biden, Obama and even Trump.

Larry Isaacson

Laguna Niguel, California

Having spent a profession defending labeled materials on a lot of our international missions, abuses of the Trump-Biden system are literally commonplace. The quantity of labeled supplies within the possession of the US authorities is incalculable. Defending bathroom paper could be simpler.

As we enter an period of presidency investigations in Congress, maybe lawmakers ought to begin by specializing in how one can realistically shield delicate nationwide info. Think about the quantity of paperwork hidden within the houses and places of work of former excessive authorities officers.

Brian Flanagan

St. James, NC

Maybe Ian Fleming stated it finest within the e book “Goldfinger”: “As soon as is a coincidence.” Twice is a coincidence. The third time is hostile motion.” Whereas the most recent Washington documentary drama deserves a wry giggle, it additionally confirms that the U.S. is dealing with a disaster within the custody of our most delicate paperwork. Our elected representatives ought to urgently examine why they appear to be roaming the nation freely. there are such a lot of labeled paperwork mendacity round.The earlier the higher earlier than our actual enemies begin snooping across the previous places of work.

Travis Reed


Why ought to anybody consider the preliminary statements of a authorities with a report of malpractice and outright unlawful abuse of energy up to now? Discovered “about 10” gadgets? One may “roughly” announce tons of or 1000’s; what prevents somebody from counting to 9 or 12? Evasive language is used to keep away from the reality. For all we all know it may have been “about 10” bins of paperwork.

Joe Boccuzzi

Tomball, Texas

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