President Joe Biden’s Delaware home was the site of the discovery of five more secret documents on Thursday, bringing the total number of mishandled items to around 25.
The extra pages were discovered only hours after the White House said on Thursday that one document had been discovered in a storage space next to the garage of Biden’s Wilmington residence.
The paper was discovered Wednesday by the president’s legal team, who didn’t have security clearances, and was acquired Thursday by Justice Department officials.
Biden’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer, claimed on Saturday that the one document led to the discovery of five additional classified documents. According to Bauer, “since Biden’s legal team lacked security clearances, they were unable to investigate further after seeing the one-page document with the classification markings.”
The five extra documents were found, according to White House attorney Richard Sauber, in a room next to the garage.
“Five additional pages with classification marks were found in the accompanying information while Sauber was handing it to the DOJ officials who were with him, making a total of six pages. The DOJ representatives who were with me instantly seized control of them.”
The reason why Biden’s lawyers initially went through his files is unknown.
The total number of classified materials Biden concealed has now reached roughly 25 between the documents seized from the Biden Penn Center and those retrieved from his Delaware home on Thursday.
Biden reportedly kept top-secret materials at the Biden Penn Center, according to CBS News on Friday. Unknown numbers of top-secret papers exist. There were reportedly no top-secret materials at Biden’s house.
After promising the “highest standards of transparency” in American history, the Biden administration has declined to cooperate with the House Oversight Committee’s inquiry into Biden’s improper handling of top-secret information. The Oversight Committee’s probe is being blocked by the National Archives, according to Rep. James Comer (R-KY), who spoke to Fox News on Saturday.