President Joe Biden’s aides have uncovered a second batch of classified documents, according to NBC News. The new documents were found in a different location than the previous set of classified files, which were discovered in a locked closet at Biden’s private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement on November 2nd.
The original set of classified documents included intelligence reports relating to Ukraine, Iran, and the United Kingdom. The documents were promptly turned over to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), which then referred the matter to the Justice Department. The Justice Department appointed John Lausch Jr., the United States attorney in Chicago, to review how the classified materials ended up in Biden’s private office.
After the initial set of documents was discovered, officials began searching other locations for possible classified documents from Biden’s time as Vice President. The location and content of the latest documents is currently unknown.
On Tuesday, President Biden expressed surprise at the discovery of classified documents in his private office, but pledged that his administration would fully cooperate with the Justice Department and the National Archives. “We are cooperating fully with the review, which I hope will be finished soon,” Biden said.
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