On Thursday (January 12), the White House confirmed that Biden’s lawyers had discovered more classified documentation at the President’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence.
Biden’s Special Counsel, Richard Sauber, made the admission in a statement, relaying that after Biden’s attorneys found the classified documents in an old office Biden used in Washington, D.C., they searched Biden’s Rehoboth Beach and Wilmington, Delaware homes.
Biden’s attorneys conducted the search on the evening of Wednesday (January 11), finding what Sauber described as a “small number of additional Obama-Biden Administration” documents labeled classified.
Biden’s attorneys found ten classified records — nine in the garage of the Wilmington residence and one single-page document in the adjacent room.
Sauber confirmed that Biden’s attorneys found no documents in the Rehoboth Beach residence.
Sauber also relayed that following the discovery, Biden’s lawyers notified the Department of Justice, arranging for the handover of the documents.
Sauber also asserted that the White House would continue cooperating with the agency’s assessment.
Shortly after the statement was released, Biden confirmed to reporters that a small number of documents were found in a “locked garage” where he stored his Corvette.
The President added, “it’s not like they are sitting in the street.”
Biden also reiterated that he takes “classified documents and classified material seriously.”
The President explained that he was cooperating with the DOJ’s investigation, explaining that Wednesday’s search of his properties by his lawyers was part of that cooperation.
He explained his lawyers “reviewed other places” where he stored documents from his time as vice president.