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Lawyers found even more secret documents in Joe Biden’s house

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for President Joe Biden have discovered more classified documents at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, than previously known, the White House said Saturday.

White House attorney Richard Sauber said in a statement that a search of Biden’s private library turned up a total of six pages of classified documents. The White House has previously said that only one page was found there.

The latest disclosure comes in addition to the discovery of documents found in December in Biden’s garage and in November at his former offices at Biden’s Pennsylvania Center in Washington when he was vice president. The apparent mishandling of classified documents and official records by the Obama administration is being investigated by former US Attorney Robert Hur, who on Thursday was named Special Counsel to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Sauber said in a statement Saturday that Biden’s personal lawyers, who did not have security clearances, called off their search after they found the front page on Wednesday night. Sauber found the remaining materials on Thursday as he assisted the Justice Department in finding them.

“While I was handing it over to the Justice Department officials who were accompanying me, five additional pages of classification marks were found among the materials with him, for a total of six pages,” Sauber said. “DOJ officials who were with me immediately took possession of them.”

Sauber previously said the White House “is confident that a thorough review will show that these documents were inadvertently lost, and the President and his lawyers responded promptly to the discovery of this error.”

On Saturday, he reiterated that the White House would cooperate with Goor’s investigation.

The Department of Justice has historically set a high legal bar before bringing criminal charges in cases of mishandling classified information, requiring that someone intend to break the law, and not just be negligent or negligent in doing so. The Basic Law, which regulates the illegal seizure and storage of secret documents, qualifies as a crime the “deliberate” removal of secret documents and their unauthorized storage.

The circumstances surrounding Biden, at least as far as is currently known, differ from a separate investigation into the mishandling of classified documents at the private club and residence of former President Donald Trump in Florida.

In Trump’s case, Special Counsel Jack Smith is investigating whether anyone tried to interfere with their investigation into the storage of classified records at the Palm Beach estate. Justice Department officials said Trump’s representatives did not fully comply with a subpoena demanding the return of secret tapes, prompting agents to return to the house with a search warrant so they could gather more material.

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