Biden aides find more classified documents: reports

STORY: Aides to U.S. President Joe Biden have discovered at least one more batch of classified documents in a private location, according to media reports on Wednesday.

Citing unnamed sources, NBC News and CNN said Biden aides have been searching for more classified materials since a set of documents from his vice-presidential days was found in November at a think tank office Biden used after his term as Vice President.

The latest set was said to be found in a location separate to the think tank office.

NBC News reported that the classification level and precise location of the additional documents were not immediately clear.

It also said it was not clear when these documents were discovered.

The White House did not immediately respond to a Reuters request for comment.

After the discovery of first batch of documents was made public on Monday, the Senate Intelligence Committee's Democratic chairman and Republican vice chair said they wrote to the Director of National Intelligence asking for access to the material.

A congressman on the House Intelligence Committee also sent a similar request.

While the senators further asked for a damage assessment by the intelligence community and a briefing on the retention of classified documents by both Biden and former President Donald Trump.

The reports come two days after a White House lawyer revealed that Biden’s personal attorneys had discovered in November classified documents at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement think tank.

The president said on Tuesday he was “surprised” about the finding and that he and his team were “cooperating fully” with a review into what happened.