Five more classified documents from President Biden’s time as vice president were found at his Wilmington, Del., residence on Thursday, the White House said Saturday.
Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, said in a statement that one classified document was found in a room adjacent to Biden’s garage on Wednesday night. The lawyers who discovered that the document did not have security clearances and paused their search as a result, Sauber said.
Sauber, who has a security clearance, arrived Thursday night to facilitate the transfer of documents to the Department of Justice (DOJ).
“While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages,” Sauber said. “The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them.”
The discovery of five more documents brings the total number of materials with classified markings found at Biden’s old office and Wilmington home to roughly two dozen. Biden arrived at his Wilmington residence on Friday night. He is set to spend the weekend there, as he does frequently.
Sauber referred further questions to the special counsel who was appointed Thursday to review the matter moving forward, and he reiterated that the White House would cooperate with the special counsel.
“The President’s lawyers have acted immediately and voluntarily to provide the Penn Biden documents to the Archives and the Wilmington documents to DOJ,” Sauber said in a statement. “We have now publicly released specific details about the documents identified, how they were identified, and where they were found.”
Attorneys for the president found roughly 10 documents with classified markings on Nov. 2 at a Washington, DC, office Biden used from 2017 to 2019 while working as an honorary professor for the University of