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Second batch of Biden's classified documents found at different location

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A second batch of classified documents from Joe Biden's tenure as vice president was discovered at a different location than the first batch reported on Monday.

Biden aides are reportedly operating an exhaustive search effort for classified documents that have been misplaced, according to sources familiar with the operation.

The original classified documents were discovered at a think tank in Washington, D.C., and reported to the National Archives. Officials at the National Archived took possession of the documents and then informed the Department of Justice. U.S. Attorney Merrick Garland later appointed the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois to review the documents found.

Critics of the president pounced on the news to point out the hypocrisy of Democrats criticizing former President Donald Trump for the trove of classified documents seized by the FBI at his residence at Mar-a-Lago. Some point out that the documents were found days before the midterm elections, but it was not revealed until after the election.

An attorney for the president said in a statement Monday that the documents were found in a locked closet at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.

While the original batch numbered around ten documents, the number of those in the second batch discovered remains unknown publicly.

Republican Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio was among those criticizing Democrats for the newest development.

"First, they find classified documents at the Biden Center," tweeted Jordan. "Then, the White House refuses to say if they’ll find more. Now, the news reports that a second batch of classified documents have been found."

Liberal defenders of the president, like MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, claimed that Biden had accidentally taken the documents and tried to refute the notion that the incident was in any way similar to the accusations against Trump.

"Again, this was not, as it was in Trump’s case, the archives desperately seeking the return of the material that Trump was blowing off, and Trump was blowing off those requests, and ultimately, blowing off the subpoena to return those documents," said Maddow to her audience.

"These appear to be documents that were inadvertently held at the Penn Biden Center, discovered by Biden’s attorneys," she added.

Here's more about the second Biden batch

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