President Biden’s special counsel confirmed Monday that classified documents from his time as vice president were discovered in a private office space and turned over to the National Archives in November.
The documents were found while Biden’s personal attorneys were packing files housed in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center, which Biden periodically used from mid-2017 until the start of his 2020 campaign, according to special counsel Richard Sauber.
The White House is cooperating with the National Archives and Department of Justice, Sauber noted. “On the day of this discovery, November 2, 2022, the White House Counsel’s Office notified the National Archives. The Archives took possession of the materials the following morning.”
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NEW: President Biden’s special counsel confirmed Monday that classified documents from his time as vice president were discovered in a private office space and turned over to the National Archives in November. https://t.co/1KEfIwJBlj
— Axios (@axios) January 9, 2023
Truly Trump’s best defense to any and all criminal charges would be that he’s a deranged imbecile. pic.twitter.com/4Cu5Az4lai
— George Conway🌻 (@gtconway3d) January 10, 2023
Big differences between this & Trump’s Mar-a-Lago situation: they were found in an office setting, not in Biden’s home. Biden’s team immediately volunteered news of the discovery to the Archives & turned them over immediately. It’s apples to oranges. https://t.co/KjHu7FVxQO
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) January 9, 2023
Reports of the discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center briefly stirred a flurry of excitement on the right, but the details so far take the wind out of the the “whatabout” argument they might have hoped for. pic.twitter.com/Vn80rhV61P
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) January 10, 2023
Hey Republicans – if you think it’s cool that trump stole, hid and then lied about having hundreds of classified documents, I don’t wanna hear shit about the handful of documents Biden’s own lawyers discovered and then turned over immediately.
You selectively outraged twats.
— Jo 🌻 (@JoJoFromJerz) January 9, 2023