National Archives officials in November retrieved nine boxes of documents from the Boston office of President Joe Biden's lawyer, the agency revealed in a letter to Sens. Ron Johnson (R., Wis.) and Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa).
National Archives has not yet reviewed the documents to determine whether they contain classified material, Fox News reported:
The Archives had not previously publicly disclosed the number of boxes taken from Boston. It had been reported that [Biden attorney Patrick] Moore had shipped boxes of documents from the Penn Biden Center to his Boston office before discovering the initial trove of classified documents at the Washington, D.C.-based think tank.
In response to questions by Johnson and Grassley in a Feb. 24 letter asking how and when the archives learned that records were transported to Boston, Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall responded the agency learned about it on Nov. 3, 2022.
"When NARA [National Archives and Records Administration] contacted President Biden’s personal counsel on November 3, 2022, to arrange to pick up boxes from the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., they informed NARA that Mr. Moore had moved other boxes from the Penn Biden Center to Mr. Moore’s law firm in Boston," the letter states.
In addition, the archives notified the Department of Justice's Office of Inspector General on Nov. 4 that the documents had been moved. The documents were then picked up on Nov. 9 and were secured in the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library in Boston.
The discovery comes just two months after federal authorities discovered classified documents at Biden's Washington, D.C., think tank, as well as his Wilmington, Del., home.