White House confirms second set of Biden documents found in his Wilmington garage

White House confirms second set of Biden documents found in his Wilmington garage

White House confirms second set of Biden documents found in his Wilmington garage

Washington — A second group of documents with classified marks from President Biden’s time as vice president was found at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, a White House attorney confirmed Thursday. The president himself also confirmed the discovery of additional documents.

Mr Biden said the documents were in his “closed garage”, along with his Corvette.

CBS News reported Wednesday that additional documents marked as classified had been identified at a separate location at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, where other documents were discovered for the first time by the president’s attorneys. Attorney General Merrick Garland subpoenaed US attorney to Chicago to examine material found at the Penn Biden Center.

In a statement, Richard Sauber, a special adviser to the president, said Mr. Biden’s lawyers searched his residences in Wilmington and Rehoboth, where files from his office as vice president may have been sent in 2017. This examination ended Wednesday evening.

Sauber said a “small number” of additional Obama-Biden administration documents marked classified were discovered in a garage at the president’s home in Wilmington, and another unique document was discovered among documents in a room. adjacent. Lawyers for Mr. Biden found no documents at the president’s beach house in Rehoboth Beach. Sauber’s statement says the Justice Department was “immediately notified” of the documents.

Garland was due to deliver a statement from the Department of Justice at 1:15 p.m. ET, although the topic was not immediately clear.

Sauber said the president and his attorneys are “fully cooperating with the National Archives and the Department of Justice in a process to ensure that all Obama-Biden administration records are in proper archival possession.”

On Thursday, Mr. Biden reiterated that he and his lawyers are cooperating fully. The president said he would talk more about it, “God willing,” soon.

“As I said earlier this week, people know that I take classified material and classified material seriously,” the president told reporters. “I have also said that we are fully and completely cooperating with the Department of Justice’s review. As part of this process, my attorneys have reviewed other places where documents from — from my time as deputy- president were stored, and they completed the review last night. They discovered a small number of documents with classified marks in storage areas, in filing cabinets at my house and in my personal library.”

The revelations about the Biden documents come as the Justice Department continues to review former President Donald Trump’s presidential records. In August, the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago that yielded more than 100 documents marked classified.

This research followed repeated efforts by the Archives and the Justice Department to recover what the government considered sensitive documents from Trump’s personal residence that were required to be turned over to the Archives by law.

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