The White House is refusing to say how many people had access to classified documents related to President Joe Biden that were left in a garage at the Naval Observatory.
The documents, which included a laptop and hard drives, were left in an unlocked garage at the official residence of Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff. Though the White House has not specified the contents of the documents, they are believed to include sensitive information about the Biden administration.
The White House has said that the documents have been secured, but has declined to provide further details about who accessed them or for how long. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the incident was “under investigation” and that the White House was taking “all necessary steps” to ensure the security of the documents.
The incident has raised questions about the security protocols at the Naval Observatory, which is home to the vice president and her family. It also raises concerns about the potential for sensitive information to be accessed by individuals who do not have the proper clearance.