Biden administration officials did damage control against a special counsel report questioning the president’s memory and handling of classified documents while promising to make changes going forward.
The White House rolled out General Counsel’s Office spokesman Ian Sams for a rare briefing room appearance Friday, during which he said a new “task force” would be created.
“The president is going to appoint a task force to look at how transition teams look at classified materials to ensure there are better processes in place,” Sams said, “They’re going to try to make recommendations so that that can be fixed. And [President Joe Biden] is going to appoint a senior government aid to do that.”
But Sams also vigorously defended Biden’s handling of the documents, saying he cooperated with investigators and never willfully gave classified documents to another person.