About 10 classified documents were found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. They were discovered while vacating office space used by Biden from mid-2017, shortly after his vice presidency ended, to early 2020. The National Archives took possession of the documents the following morning. There are big differences in classification, as outlined in an executive order signed by President Obama in 2009. The lowest level is “confidential,” the highest is “top secret”. There is also a well-acknowledged problem of over-classification in the U.S. government.
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