Another 5 classified documents at Biden's residence
President instructed counsel to be open and completely cooperative regarding papers, Bob Bauer
WILMINGTON (Reuters) - A total of five more papers with classified markings were found at US President Joe Biden s house in Wilmington, Delaware on Thursday, according to the President s legal counsel, who stated on Saturday that they were immediately turned over to Justice Department authorities.
Biden s special counsel, Richard Sauber, stated that he visited Biden s Wilmington residence on Thursday to expedite the handover of a paper with secret markings that had been discovered there earlier to the Justice Department.
This week, Biden s legal team admitted that it had discovered classified documents at his Delaware home including some in his garage that related to his time serving as vice president in the Obama administration.
Other sensitive materials were earlier discovered by his assistants at his home and a Washington think group he was affiliated with. On Thursday, US Attorney General Merrick Garland designated a special counsel to look into the situation.
The Republican House Judiciary Committee asked on Twitter on Saturday, "How many more sensitive documents will they uncover at Joe Biden s house?"
Biden had instructed his counsel to be "open and completely cooperative with the National Archives and Records Administration and the Justice Department regarding the papers," according to Bob Bauer, the vice president s personal attorney.