Sunday, February 5, 2023

More classified documents found at Joe Biden’s home

WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – Lawyers for President Joe Biden found more classified documents at his Wilmington, Delaware home than previously believed, the White House acknowledged Saturday.

White House counsel Richard Sauber said in a statement that a total of six pages of classified documents were found during a search of Biden’s private library. The White House had earlier said only one page was found there.

This latest revelation is in line with the discovery of documents found in Biden’s garage in December and at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November at his former offices during his time as vice president.

The apparent mishandling of classified official documents and records from then-President Barack Obama’s administration is being investigated by Robert Hur, a former federal prosecutor who was appointed Thursday as a special prosecutor by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Sabir said in a statement on Saturday that Biden’s personal attorney, who was not authorized to access the classified material, called off his search after finding the first page on Wednesday night. Sauber received the remaining material on Thursday, facilitated by the Department of Justice for its recovery.

“When I was transferring them with me to Justice Department officials, an additional five pages were discovered with markings of classified material, for a total of six pages,” Sabir said. “The Justice Department officials who were with me immediately took possession of him.”

Sauber previously said that the White House “is confident that a thorough review will reveal that these documents were transferred unintentionally, and that the President and his lawyers acted swiftly upon learning of this error.”

Sabir’s statement did not explain precisely why the White House waited two days to provide an accurate count of the number of classified documents. The White House is already facing scrutiny for waiting more than two months to acknowledge the discovery of an initial batch of documents in Biden’s office.

On Thursday, asked if Biden could guarantee that no more classified documents would come up in the new search, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters: “You have to assume that it’s Yes, yes.”

Sauber reiterated on Saturday that the White House would cooperate with the Hero investigation.

Bob Bauer, the president’s personal attorney, said his legal team “has attempted to balance the importance of public transparency with the established standards and necessary limits to protect the integrity of the investigation.”

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