WASHINGTON — President Biden’s team has found a second set of classified documents from his time as vice president in a storage space in the garage of his home in Wilmington, Del., the White House said Thursday.
Mr. It was not clear where the documents were recovered, according to reports on Wednesday that another volume had been found at a second location linked to Biden. It was the second such disclosure this week, but it left unanswered basic questions about the contents of the documents, who sealed them and whether the president or his top advisers read them after he left office.
Richard Saber, Mr. Biden’s special counsel said in a statement Wednesday that the discovery of the second set of classified documents came after the White House acknowledged this week that an earlier volume had been found in an office closet in Washington. Think tank.
“During the evaluation, prosecutors discovered a small number of additional Obama-Biden administration records with classified identities in personal and political documents,” Mr. Saber said. “All but one of these documents were found in storage in the garage of the President’s Wilmington residence. A document containing a single page was found among the items stored in the adjacent room.
The Biden team immediately notified the Justice Department and arranged for the documents to be obtained, the statement said.
The president’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Del. Mr. Biden said his team had searched, but no documents were stored there. Saber said.
On Tuesday, Mr. Biden told reporters in Mexico City His lawyers were “surprised” to learn in the fall that Secret government documents found in his former office at the Ben Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
He said his staff cooperated fully with the National Archives and the Justice Department, but made no mention of the documents later found in Delaware.
Mr. Biden’s lawyers discovered a “small number” of classified documents in his former office at a Washington think tank last fall, the White House said Monday, prompting a Justice Department review to determine how to proceed.
According to two people familiar with the matter, former President Donald J. Attorney General Merrick P. A type of inquiry aimed at helping Garland decide. All of them.
According to the White House, Mr. The first batch of documents found in Biden’s former office were found by his personal lawyers on November 2 while packing files in his Washington office.
Authorities did not detail exactly how many documents were involved, what kind of information they contained or the extent of their classification, and Mr.