Washington. Five additional pages of classified documents have been found at the Delaware residence of US President Joe Biden. The White House said that with this, about 24 confidential documents have been recovered from Biden’s residence so far. The documents came hours after the White House Counsel’s Office issued a statement informing about the recovery of a classified document from Biden’s residence and Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former US Attorney Robert Hur to investigate the matter. Special Advocate was appointed.
With this, the total number of documents recovered from Biden’s Delaware residence and his private office in Washington DC has reached 24. However, the details of these documents are not yet known but they are from the period when Biden was Vice President in the Barack Obama administration from 2009 to 2016. Biden, who usually spends his weekend at his Wilmington residence in Delaware, arrived there on Friday evening.
White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber said in a statement on Saturday that a classified document was found in a room adjacent to Biden’s garage on Wednesday night. Sauber said Biden’s personal attorneys halted further searches after finding a page on Wednesday evening due to lack of security clearance. Sauber received the rest of the material on Thursday when he was escorted by Justice Department officials. He said the department officials accompanying him seized the documents “immediately”.
Significantly, the White House has been facing criticism for its lack of transparency with the public regarding the documents. The White House said on Thursday that Biden takes classified documents and information “very seriously” and does not know what is in the classified documents found at his private residence and private office. Meanwhile, the Republican Party has asked the White House to release the visitor’s book of Biden’s homes but the White House declined to say whether such information would be made public.
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