par Steve Holland et Kanishka Singh
WILMINGTON, Delaware, Jan 14 (Reuters) – Lawyers for Joe Biden said on Saturday that new pages of classified documents were discovered on Thursday at the U.S. president’s private residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
Those pages were passed on to Justice Department officials, the president’s special adviser Richard Sauber said.
“While I was transferring a document to Justice Department officials, five additional pages were discovered. Department officials accompanying me immediately seized it,” Sauber said in a statement.
The president’s advisers acknowledged this week that several classified documents dating from when Joe Biden was vice president of the United States had been found in his residence in Wilmington.
A White House lawyer announced on Tuesday that several classified documents dating from when Joe Biden was Vice President of the United States Other classified documents were found last November by the President’s lawyers at the offices of the President of the United States. think tank in Washington.
“How many classified documents are going to be found in Joe Biden’s home?” Asked the House Judiciary Committee on Twitter.
These embarrassing findings come to light as the US president prepares for the 2024 election campaign when he is expected to seek re-election.
Before Joe Biden, his predecessor in the White House Donald Trump was also implicated for having kept thousands of government documents, even if the former president refused to hand them over to justice.
When he finally relented, after an FBI search, National Archives officials discovered that more than a hundred of them were considered classified.
(With contributions from Jeff Mason and Sarah N. Lynch; French version Camille Raynaud)