The National Archives (NARA) admitted Friday that it does not have approximately 1,170 pages of records from President Joe Biden’s time as vice president of the United States that were found at Penn Biden Center in November 2022. NARA also said it does not have physical custody of any records discovered in Biden's Delaware homes. The America First Legal Foundation released a letter Thursday that it was sent by the National Archives in response to a Freedom of Information Act request.
Spokesmen for the Archive assured the legal group that they "must deny your request in full for approximately 1,170 pages" found in the Penn Biden Center, the former office of the current president, because they are "subject of an ongoing law enforcement investigation." The National Archives denied America First access to the nine boxes of records found in Biden's lawyer's Boston office. It is unclear what documents were included among them, but the AP reported last month that it did not appear to include any classified material.
America First also requested all documents found at Biden's family or vacation home in Delaware. The National Archives "does not have physical custody of any Vice Presidential records retrieved from these locations. Because we lack custody of the records, we cannot respond to your request for these records," said registry spokespersons. It is unclear who has custody of the documents " found in Biden's private files, including several classified documents that were found in his Wilmington, Del. home. Classified documents have been found in Biden's possession at least five times since November.