- Additional classified documents found at President Biden's Delaware residence.
- Discovered and handed over to Department of Justice by President's lawyer, full cooperation ensured.
- Second discovery of classified documents from Biden administration, highlights proper handling importance.
The White House has announced the discovery of classified documents from the Obama administration at President Joe Biden's Delaware residence. This is the second discovery of classified documents from the Biden administration, with the first discovery made in November.
In a statement, special counsel to the President Richard Sauber revealed that six pages of classified documents were found at the Wilmington residence, with the first document being identified by Biden's personal lawyer on Wednesday, and the additional five documents discovered later in the week. The documents were located in the garage of the residence.
Sauber stated that the President's lawyers have acted "immediately and voluntarily" to provide the documents to the Department of Justice. By law, government records must be given to the National Archives when a president or officials in their administration leave office.
Soon after the discovery, President Biden spoke about the documents with reporters, emphasizing that he takes classified documents and materials seriously. He also stated that the documents were not casually left out, but stored in a locked garage.
This latest discovery of classified documents comes days after Sauber confirmed earlier media reports of the first discovery of classified documents from the Biden administration in November. The discovery of classified documents at a former President's residence is not uncommon, with the FBI seizing over 100 classified government documents and hundreds of more records from the Florida residence of former President Donald Trump as part of a criminal probe.
Overall, this discovery of classified documents at President Biden's Delaware residence highlights the importance of proper handling and management of classified materials, as well as cooperation with the Department of Justice's review.