The White House is collaborating with the Justice Department during the reviews of the classified documents found in a private office last fall. The documents date back to the time of President Biden’s time as vice President during the Obama administration.
The documents were discovered in November by Biden’s attorneys. Following their discovery, the National Archives were immediately notified according to a statement released by Richard Sauber, a special counsel to Biden. The Archives then took possession of all the material that they sent to the Department of Justice for further investigation.
Sauber said that the White House is working with the National Archives and the Department of Justice in the case of the documents from the Obama-Biden Administration that were reported. He further added that there were only a small number of documents that possessed the classified markings on them.
The material was first found in an office at the University of Pennsylvania in Washington. The office had been used by Biden during his time working as an honorary professor there from 2017 to 2019 and was only found after the office was cleaned out.
Under the Presidential Records Act, both the President and Vice President are required to hand over to the National Archives all documents for proper storage. However, the classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president were not given to the National Archives. This case is likely to bring forth a lot of criticisms from the conservative side, as former President Trump is currently facing an investigation over the classified documents found in his Mar-a-Lago investigation last year.