President Joe Biden’s legal team has discovered more documents with confidentiality seals, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The announcement comes days after a lawyer for the president reported that Biden’s legal team had found a “small amount” of confidential documents in one of his old offices in Washington.
The White House confirmed a few days ago that the Justice Department was reviewing “a small number of documents with confidentiality seals” found in the office. Biden’s lawyers had discovered the files in the offices of the Penn Biden Center and immediately contacted the National Archives, the White House said. Biden maintained an office downtown from when he stepped down as vice president in 2017 until shortly before launching his 2019 Democratic presidential campaign.
The person who spoke to the AP on Wednesday said the president’s legal team found additional confidential material at a second location. The person was not authorized to discuss details of the issue publicly so she spoke on condition of anonymity. The source did not reveal when or where the material was found or give specific details about the level of confidentiality of the records.
The disclosure of the discovery of additional confidential documents by Biden’s lawyers came hours after White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre evaded questions about Biden’s handling of confidential information and how in which the White House handled the find. She said the White House was committed to handling the matter “correctly,” noting the fact that the president’s personal lawyers immediately contacted the National Archives.
Source: El Nuevo Herald