More classified Obama administration documents were found this week at President Joe Biden’s Delaware residence, in addition to the two batches previously disclosed, the White House said Saturday.

This brings the total batches of records found to three: a «small» number in a Washington office Biden used, another set in the garage of his residence, and finally six pages in a room adjacent to the garage.

The discoveries have leaked over the past week, beginning on Monday, followed by an acknowledgment on Thursday and then the announcement on Saturday, stoking Biden’s critics and raising alarm among his allies that his office has no grip on the issue.

White House counsel Richard Sauber discovered the latest documents Thursday in a box initially discovered by the president’s personal attorneys Wednesday.

The White House revealed earlier this week that Biden’s lawyers had discovered a page with classified marks in a room adjacent to the garage of his Delaware home.

“The president’s personal lawyers discovered a document with a classified mark consisting of one page in a room adjacent to the garage. At that point, the president’s personal attorneys stopped searching the immediate area where the document was found,» Sauber said.

He said he searched the box further on Thursday, found five more documents with classification marks, and immediately transferred them to Justice Department officials.

«Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday night to facilitate delivery of the document that the president’s personal attorney found Wednesday to the Department of Justice,» Sauber said. «While I was transferring it to DOJ officials with me, an additional five pages with classification marks were discovered among the material it contained, for a total of six pages. DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them.»

He added: «The president’s attorneys have acted immediately and voluntarily to provide the Penn Biden documents to the Archives and the Wilmington documents to the Department of Justice.»

Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday the appointment of Robert Hur to serve as special counsel to review classified materials found at Biden’s home and an office he used in Washington. The administration will now refer specific questions to the special counsel’s office in the future, Sauber said Saturday.

The White House said earlier this week that Biden’s lawyers found a «small» number of classified documents from his time as vice president in a locked cabinet on November 2 at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement. in washington. One of the documents was marked as Top Secret/Sensitive Shared Information, the highest level of classification in the US government, NBC News has learned.

NBC News reported Wednesday that Biden aides had uncovered an additional batch of classified records, which was confirmed by Garland on Thursday when she announced the special advice.

Biden has said that his team is fully cooperating with the Justice Department’s review and that he hoped to be able to speak more on the matter «soon.»

The president and his aides have refused to answer questions about the contents of the documents. “There is a process here. The Department of Justice is independent. We respect that process,» White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said Friday.

Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney, said in a statement Saturday that his team has complied with already established procedures for handling classified documents. When a document with classified marks is discovered, the search should be suspended and the materials left where they were found, he added.

«The president’s personal attorneys have tried to balance the importance of public transparency where appropriate with established standards and limitations necessary to protect the integrity of the investigation,» Bauer said. «These considerations require avoiding public disclosure of details relevant to the investigation while it is ongoing.»