Biden aides find second batch of classified documents at new location
© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during a bilateral meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the North American Leaders Summit in Mexico City, Mexico, January 10, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin. Lamarque
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Aides to U.S. President Joe Biden have discovered at least one more batch of classified documents in a location separate from the offices of a group of advisers he used after taking office. vice president, NBC News reported on Wednesday, citing an unnamed source.
Biden aides have been searching for additional classified documents possibly in other locations after a set of classified documents were found in November at the Washington-based think tank, according to NBC News.
The report said the exact classification, number and location of the additional documents were not immediately clear. It also said it was unclear when the additional documents were discovered and whether the search for any other classified documents Biden may have from his time as vice president has been completed.
The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters.
The NBC News report comes two days after a White House lawyer said classified documents from Biden’s days as vice president were obtained by the president’s personal attorneys at the Center for Foreign Affairs and Engagement. Global expert Penn Biden discovered in November.
Biden’s attorneys discovered less than a dozen classified files inside offices at the think-tank and notified the U.S. National Archives of their findings, turning over the documents and said it was working with the Archives and the Department of Justice. Biden said Tuesday that he and his team are working fully together to look into what happened.