White House cooperating after Obama-era docs discovered, attorney says

By | January 9, 2023

Politico reports:

The White House said on Monday that it was cooperating with the Justice Department and the National Archives following the discovery of classified Obama-era documents in a private space at a Biden-connected think tank in November.

“Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and Department of Justice in a process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives,” said Richard Sauber, special counsel to President Joe Biden, in a statement.

The statement follows reports, first from CBS, that attorneys for Biden discovered Obama administration documents, including materials marked classified, on Nov. 2, at the Penn Biden Center think tank.

Attorney General Merrick Garland referred the matter to the U.S. Attorney John Lausch in Chicago for review, according to a person familiar with the decision. Spokespeople for the Justice Department and Lausch both declined to comment. [Continue reading…]

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