lawyer President Joe Biden found more his than previously known, the White House acknowledged in a statement Saturday.
In a statement, White House attorney Richard Sauber said a search of Biden’s private library found a total of six pages of classified documents. The White House previously said he only found one page there.
The latest disclosure, in addition to the discovery of documents unearthed in Decemberand in his former office in November In Washington, since his time as Vice President. Obvious mishandling of classified documents and official records of the Obama administration is under investigation by a former US attorney. who was by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday.
In a statement on Saturday, Sauber said Biden’s personal attorney, who did not have security clearance, called off the search after finding the first page on Wednesday night. Sauber found the remaining documents Thursday as he facilitated their recall by the Justice Department.
“While forwarding it to a Justice Department official who was accompanying him, five pages with additional classification markings were found in the accompanying material, for a total of six pages,” Sauber said. “The DOJ official who was with me got them right away.”
Sauber previously said the White House “is confident that a thorough investigation will reveal that these documents were inadvertently misplaced, and that the president and his attorneys will act immediately upon discovering this error.” I did,’ he said.
He reiterated on Saturday that the White House will cooperate with Hu’s investigation.
The Justice Department has historically imposed a high requirement that someone have intent to break the law, rather than simply being negligent or negligent, before filing criminal charges for mishandling classified information. Imposing legal barriers. The main legislation governing the illegal deletion and retention of classified documents makes it a crime to “deliberately” delete classified documents and store them in an unauthorized manner.
The situation involving Biden is unlike, at least as far as we know so far, a separate investigation into the mishandling of classified documents at former President Donald Trump’s private club and mansion in Florida. .
In Trump’s case, the special counselIt’s investigating whether anyone tried to sabotage their investigation into the retention of classified records at the Palm Beach estate. A Justice Department official said Trump’s representatives did not fully comply with subpoenas seeking the return of classified records, and investigators returned home with search warrants so they could collect additional materials. Became.
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