The personal counsel of Joe Biden notified the Justice Department about a third classified document.
This new batch of classified material was discovered at Biden's home in Delaware. It follows two other instances in which the former vice president's personal counsel notified the authorities about classified materials.
According to Garland, Biden's personal counsel notified the Department of Justice about the discovery of another classified document. It was found at the president's home in Delaware.
During a press briefing, Garland confirmed that Robert Hur, a former US Attorney, will serve as the special counsel to investigate the matter. He did not provide further details about the nature of the classified document.
Three different types of classified materials have been discovered so far. The first instance was on November 2, last year, as a Biden lawyer was preparing to remove a closet from the president's office space. According to Richard Sauber, the White House's legal counsel, Biden would frequently use the space from mid-2017 to the start of the 2020 presidential campaign.
According to CNN, the lawyers came across a batch of classified documents that contained information about Iran, Ukraine, as well as the United Kingdom. The documents were labeled with various classification markings. The White House confirmed the discovery of the documents earlier this week.
Following the discovery of the first classified material, Biden's team conducted a sweep of the president’s residences in Delaware and Wilmington. The search led to the discovery of another batch of documents. According to Garland, the Biden team notified the Department of Justice on December 20. The public was not notified about the second batch of classified materials until Wednesday.
Sauber claimed that the search Biden's team initiated concluded Wednesday evening.
Biden has maintained that he has been fully cooperating with the federal investigators. He also criticized Donald Trump for his own classified document scandal, which was caused by the discovery of hundreds of documents at his Mar-a-Lago estate.
It is generally the policy of the president and vice president to turn over their White House materials to the National Archives.
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