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With several interviews by federal investigators c the first review President Joe Biden handling classified documents his personal lawyer Patrick Moore, familiar with the matter told CNN.

Moore, who made the first discovery of the classified material while covering Biden’s first male mental health office, played an important role in how the discovery of the document was revealed.

About 20 classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president were found at his former office at the Penn Biden Center and later at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the White House. Biden’s team turned over classified material from the Penn Biden Center to the National Archives the day it was found in early November.

Moore also provided a set of unclassified personal records to the Archives, including speeches and memos sent from the Penn Biden Center to Moore’s Boston law office, a statement said. about the subject.

Moore did not respond to requests for comment. A spokesman for Biden’s lawyers declined to comment.

Office of US Attorney John Lausch handle the first reviewand the Biden research papers are now in the hands of Robert How, who was appointed as a special adviser last week. Hur, who is still assembling his team, will improve Lausch’s work and may re-interview some of the witnesses in what is now a criminal investigation.

The interview with Moore by Lausch’s office was not recorded with a “302” – the document the government uses to summarize official interviews – reflecting the confidential nature of the original review. However, all statements made to the US attorney’s office carry the same legal weight as sworn statements.

Lausch’s office interviewed several people close to Biden. CNN previously reported the agency interviewed Kathy Chung, who was Biden’s top aide when he was vice president and now works at the Pentagon.

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