The White House announced Monday that the Justice Department is investigating a collection of possibly sensitive documents discovered in the former institute of President Joe Biden’s office in Washington.
“A small number of documents with classified markings,” according to the special counsel to the president Richard Sauber, were found as Biden’s private attorneys were cleaning out the offices of the Penn Biden Center, where the president maintained an office from the time he left his vice presidency in 2017 until just before he started his 2020 presidential campaign in 2019.
The papers were discovered on November 2, 2022.
The National Archives and Records Administration, which acquired ownership of the records the following day, was informed right away, according to Sauber, by the lawyers.
According to Sauber, “Since that discovery, the President’s attorneys have worked with the Archives and the Department of Justice to verify that any materials from the Obama-Biden Administration are in the Archives’ right hands.
According to a source with knowledge of the situation but who is not authorized to speak publicly, Attorney General Merrick Garland requested the U.S.
After the Archives forwarded the matter to the department, John Lausch, an attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, will examine the situation. Donald Trump, president at the time, appointed John Lausch to his position.