A second batch of classified documents belonging to President Joe Biden was located, as revealed by a new report this Wednesday, January 11, two days after the White House admitted that secret papers were kept in an office of the current president.
For its part, the NBC News chain reported that the new documents were found in a separate location of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington, where an initial tranche of 10 sensitive files, some of them marked as “top secret ”, were recovered on November 2, 2022.
At this time, it was not immediately clear when or where the second group of documents was found, or when they date and what level of classification they have been given.
It should be recalled that the first batch of 10 documents included intelligence memos and other materials relating to Iran, Ukraine and the United Kingdom, CNN reported Tuesday. The papers were dated between 2013 and 2016, and were mixed with Biden family documents, including details about funeral arrangements for the president’s late son, Beau.
Biden made his first public comments on the matter Tuesday during a news conference in Mexico City, saying he was “shocked” to learn that White House records from the Obama administration had been found in his office in the Centro Penn Biden, which he used for almost two full years after leaving the vice presidency.
“I don’t know what’s in the documents,” the president said. “My lawyers have suggested that I not ask what documents they were. I have handed over the boxes, they have handed over the boxes to the National Archives and we are cooperating fully, cooperating fully with the review, which I hope will be finished soon, and there will be more details at that time.”
‘Classified’ Documents And What They Deal With
US President Joe Biden kept classified documents on Ukraine and Iran in his former office, a new report revealed Tuesday, as the president again refused to answer questions from reporters about the matter.
In that regard, reporters asked about the secret documents at the start of a meeting between Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the North American Leaders Summit in Mexico City.
There, Biden clearly heard the questions, but preferred not to discuss the discovery of the documents at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, opened in 2018.
Moments later, CNN reported that 10 documents with classification marks and dated between 2013 and 2016 were found mixed with Biden family papers, including information about funeral arrangements for the president’s late son, Beau, who died in 2015.
Some of the documents were reportedly labeled “top secret,” the highest level of government classification.
The three-year period covers major events that took place during the Barak Obama administration, such as the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the Maidan Revolution that ousted then-Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, and the subsequent invasion and annexation of Crimea by of Russia in February 2014.
It also includes the start of first son Hunter Biden’s partnership with the Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma, which hired the now 52-year-old to serve on its board of directors in spring 2014, despite the fact that Hunter did not He had experience in the energy industry.
Records recovered from Hunter Biden’s laptop and disclosed by The Post in 2020 show how the then-second son introduced a senior Burisma executive to his father, who oversaw the Obama administration’s Ukraine policy, as vice president.
In an email, sent around the time of Hunter’s hire, Burisma’s board adviser Vadym Pozharskyi asked Hunter for “advice on how you could use your influence” to advance the company.
For his part, Chicago federal prosecutor John Lausch, appointed by former President Donald Trump, submitted a preliminary report on the documents to Attorney General Merrick Garland, who will decide the next steps, CNN reported.
This article is originally published on semana.com