The US Department of Justice is reviewing potentially classified documents found in President Joe Biden’s former office from when he was Barack Obama’s vice president. This is reported by the White House. The head of the state’s lawyer added that about 10 of the files were found in a locked cabinet at the Penn Biden Center in Washington in November by the president’s legal team during the office shutdown. Biden used it as part of his relationship with the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a professor emeritus from 2017 to 2019. The package was turned over to the National Archives.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has asked the Chicago district attorney to investigate the matter, a source told CNN, and congressional Republicans have also stepped in. We remind you that Biden’s predecessor – Donald Trump – is facing an investigation into the transfer of classified files to Florida after the end of his term. It is unclear what the documents refer to and why they were taken to Biden’s private office. The law requires federal employees to give up official documents and classified records when they end their government employment.
“The White House is cooperating with the National Archives and the Department of Justice in connection with the discovery of documents that appear to be Obama-Biden administration documents, including a small number of classified documents,” said Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president of the United States. “These documents were discovered by the president’s lawyers,” Sauber added. They were not the subject of a previous request or inquiry by the National Archives.
During the summit in Mexico City on Monday night, Biden ignored questions from reporters about the classified documents. The classified materials include some top-secret files designated “sensitive information,” also known as SCI, which is used for extremely sensitive information obtained from intelligence sources. After the discovery, Biden’s lawyers immediately contacted the National Archives and Records Administration,