Check this information: As vice president, Biden had the authority to declassify materials.

President Joe Biden responding to a query from Peter Doocy of Fox News over a number of secret documents discovered at Biden's residence.

As Vice President under the Obama administration, Biden lacked the ability to declassify records that were classified.

After Biden's attorneys discovered secret records from his time as vice president in his personal office in Washington, D.C., House Republicans opened an investigation.

Following the news, analogies have been drawn between Biden's situation and the August 2022 discovery of secret documents at the Mar-a-Lago home of former President Donald Trump.

It is "utter nonsense," according to Kel McClanahan, executive director of National Security Counselors, a public-interest law company, that Biden was not permitted to declassify papers while serving as vice president.

Bradley Moss, a national security lawyer with the firm of Mark S. Zaid, PC, concurred that Biden had the power to declassify information in his capacity as vice president.