The White House has refused to disclose the number of people who may have accessed classified documents related to President Joe Biden in a garage at the White House complex. The documents were found in the garage by a National Security Council staffer earlier this week.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the documents, which included Biden’s schedule and staff information, were “never compromised or exposed to any outside individuals.” She declined to say how many people may have accessed the documents, citing the need to protect the privacy of the individuals involved.
The documents were discovered by an NSC staffer in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is adjacent to the White House. Psaki said the documents were immediately secured and that the White House is conducting an internal review of the incident. She said the review will determine who had access to the documents and how they were stored.
The White House has not provided any further details on the incident, including whether the documents were classified. Psaki said that the documents were “appropriately stored” and that the White House is “working to make sure that all of our protocols and procedures are followed.”