More documents marked classified from President Biden’s time as vice president was discovered, and at least one more location than was previously known. The discovery of these unsecured classified documents dates back to his time in the Obama administration. In November last year, a batch of at least ten documents was found at a location different from where the new batch was found. Documents were discovered at his Washington DC think tank, the Penn Biden Center.
When his aides found the first batch of documents, they notified authorities, and the National Archives recovered them, notifying the justice department. After the first batch of documents was found, President Biden said, “I was surprised to learn that any government records had been taken there.” however, he has not commented on the recent discovery of classified documents.
The documents’ classification level, number, and precise location are currently unclear. With this latest discovery of classified documents, President Biden is in a tight spot and has much more to explain. For six years, these classified documents went missing. How did this happen? Was this a deliberate or innocent mistake? Because when the classified documents were found with trump Biden said, “how can anyone be that irresponsible”.
The discovery of these classified documents has also led to accusations of double standards from the Republican Party, which claim that former President Trump was treated unfairly. The special counsel is investigating former President Trump’s handling of classified documents, as he reportedly possessed over 300 such documents stored in various locations and refused to release them for several months despite multiple requests.
The Senate Intelligence Committee leaders have requested classified documents, a damage assessment, and briefings on Biden and Trump’s handling of classified documents from the Director of National Intelligence.
So far, no information has been provided by the White House or Department of Justice about the number and nature of new documents found and the sensitive details of the information contained therein.