by Madeleine Hubbard
The White House on Thursday confirmed that a second set of classified documents Joe Biden was vice president had been discovered in the garage of his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
“During the review, the lawyers discovered among personal and political papers a small number of additional Obama-Biden administration records with classified markings,” special counsel Richard Sauber said, The New York Times reported.
“All but one of these documents were found in storage space in the President’s Wilmington residence garage. One document consisting of one page was discovered among stored materials in an adjacent room,” he said.
Biden’s lawyers also searched the president’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, but no documents were found, Sauber said.
The president’s legal team turned over the documents to the Justice Department, officials said.
The statement confirmed reports Wednesday that a second batch of classified documents had been found after the White House confirmed earlier this week that another batch of sensitive documents was found in Biden’s former office on Nov. 2.
Biden told reporters on Tuesday he was “surprised” to learn about the classified documents discovered in his former office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. He said his staff cooperated with the Justice Department and the National Archives, but he did not mention the documents found later in the fall.
Officials have not provided details about how many records were found or what information the documents contain.
Media reports stated that the classified records in the first batch of documents included intelligence memos and materials related to Iran and Ukraine.
After the second batch of documents were confirmed, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced plans to deliver a statement at 1:15 P.M. ET on Thursday. The Justice Department did not state what the speech will be about.
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Madeleine Hubbard joined Just the News as a fast file reporter after working as an editor at Breitbart News. Hubbard previously served as the special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during the first year of the COVID-19 pandemic.