By Tara Thompson
Roughly 10 classified documents from Joe Biden’s time in the White House as Barack Obama’s vice president were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington during November 2, 2022 while they “were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space,” according to a statement from special counsel to the president, Richard Sauber. The material was discovered by the president’s personal lawyers.
Attorney General, Merrick Garland, has tasked the U.S. attorney in Chicago to review the classified materials. As of now it is unknown what the classified documents are about or what their level of classification is.
Lawyers for President Biden have discovered additional documents with classified markings in a storage space in the garage of his Wilmington, Delaware residence. All but one of the documents were found in a storage space in Biden’s Wilmington garage, with one other record found in an adjacent room, Special Counsel to the President Richard Sauber said in a statement.
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 U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, John Lausch, was sent to find out how the material marked classified ended up at the Penn Biden Center. Lausch recently briefed the attorney general and will eventually submit a final report to Garland. The review is expected to conclude soon.