A new batch of classified documents has been discovered in the garage of one of President Biden’s Delaware homes, White House lawyers announced Thursday. The White House Counsel’s Office searched both of Biden’s homes this week after confessions about a collection of Obama-era classified documents at a think tank in Washington. There have been no reports of what the documents contain but White House lawyers say they immediately contacted the DOJ after finding them.
Biden was confronted about the documents by Fox’s Peter Doocy, who asked, “Classified materials next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?!” “My Corvette’s in a locked garage so it’s not like it’s sitting on the street” the president responded. Watch the clip below:
DOOCY: "Classified materials next to your Corvette? What were you thinking?!"
BIDEN: "My Corvette's in a locked garage so it's not like it's sitting on the street."
DOOCY: "So the material was in a locked garage?"
BIDEN: "Yes as well as my Corvette." pic.twitter.com/3bbCPNembL
— Danny De Urbina (@dannydeurbina) January 12, 2023
“Lawyers discovered among personal and political papers a small number of additional Obama-Biden administration records with classified markings. All but one of these documents were found in storage space in the President’s Wilmington residence garage,” White House lawyers wrote in a Thursday statement. “One document consisting of one page was discovered among stored materials in an adjacent room.”
The discovery of classified documents in Biden’s possession, for many, echoes last year’s raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate. But the reaction in the press does seem to equate as many have called for people to be patient with Biden because he has never done anything to warrant Americans not to trust him. Republicans will surely use the Biden-held documents as a counter-punch to any investigation of allegations that come Trump’s way in regard to the raid on Mar-a-Lago.