WASHINGTON– President Joe Biden’s staff earlier this week found five additional pages of classified material at his personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House announced on Saturday, CNN reported.
CNN previously reported that 10 classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president were found last fall in his former private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, DC. The classified material found there included some top-secret files labeled “sensitive compartmentalized information,” which is used for highly sensitive information obtained from intelligence sources.
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According to a source familiar with the matter, those documents contained memos and intelligence materials from US intelligence agencies that covered subjects including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom.
There was also a memo from Biden to President Barack Obama, as well as two briefing memos preparing Biden for phone calls – one with the British Prime Minister and the other with Donald Tusk, who was President of the European Council from 2014 to 2019. It is unclear how much of this material remains sensitive.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed former Maryland US Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to take over the investigation of classified documents found at the two locations linked to Biden.
The President has told reporters he is fully cooperating with the Justice Department and the White House has expressed confidence that the investigation will show the documents were “accidentally misplaced”.
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