Questions about Joe Biden documents escalate as initial Justice review nears end

An initial review of classified documents discovered at an office once used by President Joe Biden is nearing an end, but questions continued to mount days after the White House confirmed an initial recovery in November.

  • A second set of classified documents found: Biden aides recovered another set of records apart from classified documents at a location, separate from a D.C. office Biden used after his vice presidency, according to multiple reports. 
  • Biden offers little explanation: The president offered little in the form of an explanation when he first addressed the matter Tuesday in Mexico City, indicating that even he was “surprised” after learning the initial set of classified material was discovered in a locked closet while attorneys were in the process of vacating the space Biden used after he was vice president.
  • What he said: “I was surprised to learn that there are any government records that were taken there to that office,” Biden told reporters, adding he didn’t know the contents of the records.  “We are cooperating fully – cooperating fully – with the review, which I hope will be finished soon.”