Biden lawyer: we are confident documents were "inadvertently misplaced"

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks, in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Joe Biden and his team are confident that a probe will show that the classified documents found at his home and a think tank were "inadvertently misplaced" and they will work closely with the special counsel appointed by the attorney general, a White House attorney said.

"We have cooperated closely with the Justice Department throughout its review, and we will continue that cooperation with the Special Counsel," said Richard Sauber, an attorney for the president, in a statement.

"We are confident that a thorough review will show that these documents were inadvertently misplaced, and the President and his lawyers acted promptly upon discovery of this mistake," he said.

(Reporting by Jeff Mason; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)