The news was reported yesterday by NBC News and then quickly confirmed by sources from other American media.
Classification or location unknown
Not much is known about the find. For example, we do not know where the secret documents were found and nothing is known about the classification level or the size of the find.
In addition, it is not known when the second batch of documents were found or whether the search for classified material from the time Biden was vice president has now been completed.
Still, according to The New York Times, the news will cause Republican attacks on President Joe Biden to intensify. The criticism already swelled considerably this week when it became clear that paperwork from the time of Biden’s vice presidency (2009-2017) had been found in a private office of his in November.
Sensitive political issue
Channel CNN then reported that it concerned a number of documents with the stamp ‘top secret’. That is against all rules and is also sensitive because Biden was very critical of former president Donald Trump when it turned out that he had taken hundreds of secret documents home.
In a response, Biden said of the first find earlier this week that it “surprised” him. He said he did not know how the documents had ended up there, nor was he aware of what kind of paperwork they involved. The Ministry of Justice has launched an investigation into this.