The White House confirmed Thursday that more classified documents from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president were found in his garage in his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“Following the discovery of government documents at the Penn Biden Center in November 2022, and coordinating closely with the Department of Justice, the President’s lawyers have searched the President’s Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, residences – the other locations where files from his Vice-Presidential office might have been shipped in the course of the 2017 transition. The lawyers completed that review last night,” Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, said in a statement.
“During the review, the lawyers discovered among personal and political papers a small number of additional Obama-Biden Administration records with classified markings. All but one of these documents were found in storage space in the President’s Wilmington residence garage,” he said. “One document consisting of one page was discovered among stored materials in an adjacent room.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland is scheduled to make a statement at 1:15 p.m. ET. It’s unclear whether he will speak about the documents.
The revelation that classified documents were kept at a Biden think tank in Washington, and now, at his private residence in Wilmington, have raised questions about how Biden’s situation compares with the classified documents seized at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
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