They were found in multiple instances, with a White House lawyer announcing on Saturday that five more pages had been found at Biden’s home.
On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former Justice Department official Robert Hur to lead the DOJ probe.
“This appointment underscores for the public the department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters, and to making decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law,” Garland said Thursday.
The announcement came just a few days after news broke that classified documents had been found at Biden’s private office less than a week before the midterm elections in November — a discovery that led the DOJ to launch an initial inquiry.
The White House has said it has cooperated with the DOJ during its review and plans to continue working with Hur’s special counsel investigation, NPR reported.