Biden classified documents need to be reviewed for nat'l security risks, Schiff says

Rep. Adam Schiff, a former chair of the House Intelligence Committee, said Sunday that classified documents recently discovered to be in President Joe Biden's possession from

his time as vice president need to be assessed for their national security implications. "I don't think we can exclude the possibility without knowing more of the facts,"

the California Democrat said of the Biden documents during an appearance on ABC's "This Week" when pressed by co-anchor Jonathan Karl about any national security risks.

Schiff said that he would like to see more information from the intelligence community on the details of the documents, noting that he expects similar details regarding the trove

of classified materials that were recovered from former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. "We have asked for an assessment in the intelligence community of the

Mar-a-Lago documents," Schiff said. "I think we ought to get that same assessment of the documents found in the think tank as well as the home of President Biden. I'd like to know

what these documents were. I'd like to know what the [intelligence community's] assessment is, whether there was any risk of exposure and what the harm would be and whether any

mitigation needs to be done." MORE: More classified documents found at Biden's Wilmington home, White House counsel says Beginning last week, the White House acknowledged

in a series of statements that Biden's attorneys in November found classified records from his time as vice president while they were packing up his files at an old office in

Washington, D.C.