President Joe Biden’s legal team has discovered a second set of classified documents from his time as vice president at a storage space in the garage of his home in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House confirmed on Thursday.
According to Reuters, a single document was also found in a room adjacent to the garage in Wilmington, and no documents were found in the Bidens’ Rehoboth Beach home, Richard Sauber said in a statement.
The administration is “fully cooperating” to ensure that the records are handled properly, Sauber said.
The statement by Sauber, a special counsel to Biden, came after the initial discovery of classified documents in an office used by Biden after his vice presidency was first reported on Monday by CBS News.
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The classification level, number, and precise location of the new documents were not immediately clear.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has assigned the U.S. attorney in Chicago to review documents marked classified that were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, two sources with knowledge of the inquiry told CBS News.
Prior to new reports about the second batch of government materials on Wednesday, the White House refused to answer a number of critical questions about the classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president discovered inside a private office last fall, citing an ongoing Department of Justice review.
The documents, the president said, were found in “a box, locked cabinet – or at least a closet.”
Incoming House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) sent letters Tuesday to the White House and National Archives demanding access to President Biden’s recovered classified documents.
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The initial set of classified documents found at an office President Joe Biden formerly used at a D.C. think tank included briefings about Iran, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, according to CNN, as the Justice Department conducts a review to determine whether there was any criminal wrongdoing.
The records were dated between 2013 and 2016, corresponding to the time Biden served as vice president, CNN reported, citing a source with knowledge of the documents.
The discovery of the records has drawn comparisons with documents found last year at President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago estate.