The State Department has remained quiet over President Joe Biden's classified materials found in one of his former offices and in his Delaware home.
Secretary of State Antony Blinken and State Department Spokesperson Ned Price dodged concerns last week over the discoveries.
State Department dodges questions on Biden classified documents https://t.co/2dLyTOYuUY
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"There's not going to be much that I can say on a case like this for reasons that you well understand. You heard the president speak to this earlier in the week from Mexico City," Price said.
"Just as you heard from the president, the secretary [Blinken] was surprised to learn that there were any government records taken to that office. As you know, as is now well known, there is a review of this matter, so we're going to let that review play out," he added.
A third set of classified documents was later found in Biden's Delaware home on Saturday, according to the special counsel to the president Richard Sauber.
"Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the President's personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department," Sauber said.
"While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages. The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them."
NEW: 5 more classified documents were found at Biden's Delaware home, a White House lawyer said. They were found Thursday evening when an aide was working with the DOJ to hand over what had been described as one final document.https://t.co/fGScLtycub
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The investigation comes just as Biden was expected to announce plans to run for reelection as president in 2024.
The latest findings could hurt the president's campaign. They are also likely to help boost former President Donald Trump in his effort at a comeback bid for the White House.
The State Department's silence on the matter is not surprising, especially as the investigation is underway. The discovery of the classified documents is the surprise, leading to scrutiny of all who were potentially involved.
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