Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, said in a statement that a review of Biden’s known offices, quarters, and other spaces turned up a second set of classified documents, these located at the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, according to The New York Times. The review was prompted by the discovery of 10 classified documents at Biden’s private office at a think tank in Washington, D.C., in November.
“During the review, the lawyers discovered among personal and political papers a small number of additional Obama-Biden administration records with classified markings,” Sauber said. “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.”
Sauber’s statement did not say when the additional documents were found. Nor did he indicate what classification level the documents were marked as or what information is contained within them.
Sauber said that another home owned by Biden in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was also searched as part of the document hunt. No classified documents were found there, however.
The review began sometime after Biden’s personal attorney found 10 classified documents stashed in an envelope in the president’s private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington. The attorney discovered the envelope on November 2, though the discovery was not made public until earlier this week. The documents were immediately turned over to the National Archives for storage, Sauber said on Monday.
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is reviewing Biden’s handling of classified documents after the discovery of the envelope in November. Sauber has said the White House is cooperating with the DOJ and National Archives.
“The discovery of these documents was made by the President’s attorneys,” Sauber said. “The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives. Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and the Department of Justice in a process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives.”
The documents found at Biden’s D.C. office reportedly contain U.S. intelligence memos and briefing materials on Iran, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom, though it is unclear what exact information is contained within the documents.