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Biden Document Discoveries
Attorney General Merrick Garland yesterday appointed a special counsel to investigate the handling of an unidentified number of improperly stored classified documents from President Joe Biden's time as vice president. The decision comes after officials confirmed a second batch of documents had been found at Biden's personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware. The find follows news that similar, improperly stored classified documents had been found at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC. The first batch of records was found Nov. 2—but only disclosed publicly earlier this week. Biden officials said all documents had been turned over to the relevant authorities; House Republicans have launched an investigation into the matter. The revelations come amid an ongoing probe into the handling of presidential records by former President Donald Trump. A reported 33 boxes or containers, including roughly 100 classified documents, were retrieved during an FBI search of his Mar-a-Lago estate in August. Officials have yet to reveal details regarding the content in the records previously held by either Biden or Trump.