Why did Biden take so long to tell public about classified docs?

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At times, Joe Biden is his own worst enemy.

When asked on Thursday whether it was true he had kept classified documents in a garage next to his sports car, he responded in a rather flippant manner that the garage was locked.

That will lead some to wonder about the protestations from the White House that they are taking seriously the matter of whether Mr Biden mishandled classified materials after leaving the office of vice-president in 2017.

But the justice department’s appointment of a special counsel will concentrate minds and will undoubtedly overshadow the president’s next months in office.

He will also, eventually, have to answer the question of why it took so long to tell the public what had happened.

The first batch was discovered a week before the midterm elections last November; did political considerations at the time colour the decisions that were made?

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