(Presidentialwire.com)- Last week, California Democrat Congressman Adam Schiff described the classified documents found at the Penn Biden Center and in President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home as “a real problem.”
While interviewing Schiff on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” last Monday, co-host Mika Brzezinski asked the Democrat to give his take on the ongoing scandal.
Co-host Joe Scarborough followed up on Mika’s question, asking Schiff if his home or property was searched would they find any classified documents.
Schiff said no classified documents would be found, adding that it is “a real problem” when classified records are found “somewhere they shouldn’t be” and he is deeply concerned any time that happens.
He said he is always careful when he leaves a SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), claiming that he is “careful when I go into it,” patting himself down “to make sure I’ve gotten rid of all my electronics.” He said when he leaves a SCIF, he is always careful not to take anything out with him.
He said because there are classified documents in places where they should not be, the intelligence community needs to do an assessment. Schiff pointed out that this is what he said after the FBI found classified documents during the search of Mar-a-Lago. He said the intel community needs to make sure nothing has been compromised.
The first batch of classified records was found on November 2 at the Penn Biden Center in Washington. On December 20, Biden’s lawyers found additional classified records stored in boxes in the garage of his Wilmington home. Additional classified documents were found inside the home in mid-January, prompting Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel to investigate the matter.
On Friday, January 20, during a 13-hour consensual search of the Wilmington property, FBI agents located six additional items containing classified markings, including documents dating from Joe Biden’s time in the US Senate.
In total, between 25 and 30 classified documents have been found among Biden’s papers since November, according to CBS News.