A new report released on Wednesday night has revealed that a second batch of classified documents has been found from Joe Biden’s stint as Vice President, following the recent discovery of top secret material at the University of Pennsylvania Biden Center think tank in Washington, D.C.
This time, the documents were discovered in a garage at one of Biden’s Delaware beach homes by White House lawyers, Fox News reports.
The newest findings triggered fresh critiques of Biden from Republicans, saying the treatment of Biden in light of his own illegally-stored classified document fiasco is hypocritical given the way Donald Trump was treated for similarly mishandling top secret material.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment during Wednesday’s press conference.
“We don’t need to have this kind of confrontation,” Jean-Pierre repeatedly told reporters who brought up the topic.
“Why didn’t he or someone in the White House inform the American people when these documents were discovered on November 2?” CBS Reporter Ed O’Keefe asked in an exchange with the press secretary Wednesday.
“Again, this is something under review by the Department of Justice,” Jean-Pierre answered.
“Then we welcome them to the briefing room, we hope they can come soon to discuss this,” O’Keefe retorted.
Former President Donald Trump had his Mar-a-Lago home raided by the FBI this past summer when it was revealed that he may have had classified documents in his possession.
Jean-Pierre stomped out any other questions by saying, “I’m just not going to speak to this, I’m going to let the process continue. It’s an ongoing process. And so I’m just not going to speak to this from here. It’s more prudent and more appropriate for my colleagues at the White House Counsel.”
According to Rogue Review reporting, the first set of classified documents was found on November 2 from the time when Joe Biden was Vice President under President Barack Obama.
“Garland, if you’re listening, if you thought it was necessary, attorney general, to appoint a special counsel for President Trump, then you need to do the exact same thing regarding President Biden, when it comes to handling classified information,” Senator Lindsey Graham said on the Fox News Channel Wednesday.
President Biden said he was “surprised” about the recent findings.
Representative Mike Turner of Ohio said that Biden’s actions could rise to a “potential violation of laws protecting national security, including the Espionage and Presidential Record Act.”