in the middle Classified documents U.S. intelligence memos and briefing materials covering topics including Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom from his time as Joe Biden’s vice president were discovered in a private office last fall, according to a source familiar with the matter.
A total of 10 documents with classified identifications were found in Biden’s private education office last year and were dated between 2013 and 2016, the source said.
The boxes containing these classified records also contained personal Biden family documents, including the contents Beau Bidenfuneral arrangements, the source told CNN.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed the U.S. attorney in Chicago, which is controlled by the Trump administration, to investigate the matter, CNN previously reported. Garland made the move after receiving a recommendation from the National Archives and Records Administration.
The documents were discovered on November 2, six days before the midterm elections, but the matter only became public on Monday due to news reports.
Biden’s personal attorney is closing the downtown DC office Biden used as part of his work at the University of Pennsylvania, a source told CNN. The lawyer saw an envelope indicating that they were the personal documents of the former vice president, opened the envelope and noticed that there were classified documents inside. The lawyer closed the envelope and called Nara, the source said.
After communicating with NARA, Biden’s team moved several boxes out of an abundance of caution, even though many of the boxes contained personal items, the source said.
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