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Biden's Document Dilemma
Six items reportedly containing classified information were recovered by federal agents during a search of President Joe Biden's personal residence in Wilmington, Delaware, officials said over the weekend. Items were said to be from both Biden's four-decade Senate tenure and his time as vice president.
It was the fourth such discovery in recent weeks, a string sparked in November when Biden staff notified the National Archives after finding 10 documents marked as classified while cleaning out a Washington, DC, office previously used by Biden from 2017 to 2019. The searches also come amid an ongoing probe of mishandling of classified documents by former President Donald Trump, which began after federal agents retrieved roughly 100 classified documents from his Mar-a-Lago estate in August.
Two separate special counsels have been assigned to review the handling of documents by both Biden and Trump.
Separately, Chief of Staff Ron Klain said he would step down following Biden's Feb. 7 State of the Union, and will be replaced by adviser Jeff Zients.