The Biden administration recently admitted that well over 1,100 more pages of vice presidential records were discovered stashed inside the former office of Old Uncle Joe located within the think tank in Washington, D.C.
In response to a request from the group America First Legal, an organization created by former Trump administration official Stephen Miller, through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), uncovered that the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) stated that it “must deny” the request “in full for approximately 1,170 pages” discovered at the Penn Biden Center.
The March 29th letter from NARA attributed the overt rejection of special counsel Robert Hur’s current investigation regarding Biden’s mishandling of highly classified government documents to determine whether any law was broken and by whom. Signed by the Archival Operations Division Director Stephannie Oriabure, the letter issues extended clarity about the sheer number of pages that investigators may be examining.
/1 BREAKING — The National Archives admits to America First Legal that 1,170 pages of Biden’s Vice Presidential records were found at the Penn Biden Center.
They also admit they “lack custody” of Biden’s other misplaced records found in Delaware.
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— America First Legal (@America1stLegal) March 30, 2023
In the days leading up to the 2022 election, Biden’s team claimed that they had found close to 10 caches of documents marked highly classified while cleaning out Biden’s office at the think tank in D.C. After that, additional searches from Biden’s legal team and the FBI have taken place at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, his beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, which ended up uncovering more materials of interest to the investigators. NARA also told the members of Congress that its staff was able to also obtain a total of nine boxes of other materials from another office in Boston owned by a personal attorney for Biden that had been taken out of the Penn Biden Center.
NARA is also responsible for going out and taking custody of all presidential and vice presidential records when they reach the end of their administration under the Presidential Records Act. Despite this, the agency claimed it could not offer up any other additional information in response to additional aspects of America First Legal’s FOIA request for vice presidential records either because of a lack of physical custody of certain records or because of Hur’s inquiry.
Going past the scope of the original FOIA request, additional documents that have been uncovered reportedly reach all the way back to Biden’s work as a U.S. Senator. An amount between 25 and 30 classified documents were known to have been found since the first discovery, expressed a source close to CBS News in late January.
The personal legal team for Biden and the WHite House have insisted that they are cooperating with the National Archives and Justice Department.