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More classified documents emerge outside the office that Biden used after leaving his position as vice president

US President Joe Biden

US President Joe Biden

Various US media have reported that another batch of classified documents has turned up in the office that current US President Joe Biden used after he was Barack Obama’s vice president.

Several members of Joe Biden’s legal team may have received this new batch after reviewing documents stored in other locations near his former office in Washington, although according to sources contacted by CNN, the classified documents include United States intelligence. Contains memorandum and informational materials about Ukraine. Iran or the United Kingdom.

In total, at least ten classified documents may have been counted, although it is unclear what they are about or why they were in Biden’s private office and not in the custody of the National Archives.

Biden himself has previously insisted that he does not know what is contained in documents found in his Washington office when he was an honorary professor at the University of Pennsylvania. However, he assured that “he is fully cooperating” with the process.

The search, which may have taken place as early as November, came two days after the country’s Justice Department confirmed it had discovered classified Obama administration documents in another office used by Biden ahead of his 2020 presidential campaign. was investigating.

This Wednesday, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre declined to answer reporters’ questions about why the government was not notified earlier of the search, confining herself to saying that the matter was being investigated by the Justice Department. Is going

Although there are some similarities, this case is reminiscent of the case that prompted the FBI to search the residence of former President Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago (Florida) last August. Unlike what has happened with the Biden documents, which were handed over to authorities by the president’s own team, Justice Department intervention was necessary to recover the papers at Mar-a-Lago.

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