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Classified documents from the Biden era as vice president were found at a think tank

The documents were actually found on November 2, shortly before the midterm elections, when Biden’s personal attorneys broke up files that had been in a locked safe to free up office space, said Biden’s special counsel, Richard Sauber. CBS News.

According to two sources familiar with the investigation, the documents were in a box with other confidential documents, but the sources did not reveal what documents they contained or the extent of their confidentiality. However, a source with access to the information says it contains no nuclear power secrets.

after discovery The president’s legal counsel in the White House notified the National Archives Agency, which is charged with preserving and documenting official documents, which came and retrieved the documents the next day, Sauber alleged. After that, the National Archives must have contacted the Justice Department, according to a source familiar with the matter.

– These documents were discovered by the president’s attorney. The documents were not the subject of any previous request or request from the archives. Since the discovery, the president’s personal attorneys have worked with the archive and the Justice Department on a process to ensure that all documents from the Obama-Biden administration are properly preserved in the archives, Richard Sauber told CBS News.

Joe Biden against the Vice President In the Obama administration between 2009 and 2017. He used office space at the Ben Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement from mid-2017 through his 2020 presidential campaign.

Attorney General Merrick Garland wants to know how the material ended up at the think tank headquarters and has asked the Chicago attorney general to review the documents. Sources told CBS News that there were 10 documents involved.

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It is also said that the federal police, the FBI, are involved in the investigation.

in a separate review The Department of Justice is investigating former President Donald Trump’s handling of classified documents, which he took with him to Florida after leaving the White House in January 2021, according to Reuters.