(SNews) – Aides to President Joe Biden have discovered at least one additional batch of classified documents in a location separate from the Washington office where his lawyers found other classified items NBC News is reporting.
According to NBC: “The classification level, number and precise location of the additional documents was not immediately clear. It also was not immediately clear when the additional documents were discovered and if the search for any other classified materials Biden may have from the Obama administration is complete.
“Biden aides have been sifting through documents stored at locations beyond his former Washington, D.C., office to determine if there are any other classified documents that need to be turned over to the National Archives and reviewed by the Justice Department, the person familiar with the matter said.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland assigned the U.S. attorney in Chicago, John Lausch, to review the case of the other documents marked classified found at Biden’s office. Richard Sauber, special counsel to President Biden, said earlier:
EXCLUSIVE: Aides to President Biden have discovered at least one additional batch of classified documents in a location separate from the office he used after leaving the Obama administration, a person familiar with the matter says. https://t.co/CmMHem181N
— NBC News (@NBCNews) January 11, 2023
“The White House is cooperating with the National Archives and the Department of Justice regarding the discovery of what appear to be Obama-Biden Administration records, including a small number of documents with classified markings.
“The documents were discovered when the President’s personal attorneys were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.
“The President periodically used this space from mid-2017 until the start of the 2020 campaign.
“On the day of this discovery, November 2, 2022, the White House Counsel’s Office notified the National Archives.
“The Archives took possession of the materials the following morning.
“The discovery of these documents was made by the President’s attorneys.
“The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives.
“Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and the Department of Justice in a process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives,” he said.
Former President Donald Trump said earlier:
“When is the FBI going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House?”
BREAKING: NBC News reports aides to President Joe Biden have discovered at least one additional batch of classified documents in a location separate from the Washington, D.C., office he used after leaving the Obama administration
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 11, 2023
EXCLUSIVE: Classified documents from Joe Biden’s vice-presidential office were discovered by the president's personal attorneys at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C. https://t.co/auvhlMTqGw
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 9, 2023