It’s a controversy that erupted out of nowhere to dominate the headlines.
On Monday, CBS News revealed that documents marked as classified had been discovered in an office used by President Biden after he left office as vice president.
Subsequent days brought disclosures of a second batch of documents discovered in the garage of Biden’s Wilmington, Del., home; one more sheet of paper found elsewhere in the residence; and then an admission that an additional five pages bearing classified markings had been found.
The revelations have pushed Biden and the White House onto the defensive. They’ve also lifted Republicans’ political spirits after the bruising fight to elect Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) as Speaker.
There are a number of unanswered questions. Here are five of the biggest.