Justice Department investigators found 6 more classified documents in search of Biden’s Delaware home, lawyer says
The Justice Department raided President Biden’s Delaware home and found six classified documents and seized some of his memos, the president’s lawyer said Saturday.
The president’s lawyer, Bob Bauer, said on Friday that the Justice Department had searched Mr. Biden’s home in Wilmington. He said it lasted about 13 hours.
The Justice Department “has obtained documents it considers part of its investigation, including six items of classified documents, some of which relate to the President’s office in the Senate and others to documents from his time as Vice President. Bauer said in a statement.
Prosecutors also “received personal handwritten notes from the vice presidential years for further review,” he said.
In a separate statement, special counsel to the president Richard Sauber said “DOJ conducted an extensive search warrant at the president’s residence in Wilmington, which was completed late Friday night.”
“Neither the president nor the first lady was present during the search,” added Sauber.
This comes after about 10 documents with classifiedsMr. Biden’s personal lawyers Nov. 2 at the Penn Biden Center. Also other documents marked as confidential at the president’s home in Wilmington in late December, though the White House only revealed the find last week.
Mr. BidenOn Thursday, he said he had “no regrets” about handling the documents found. When asked why the White House did not disclose the existence of the documents in November he told reporters he thought we knew he was “not there.”
“We found that several documents were misplaced,” Biden said. “We immediately handed them over to the archives and the Department of Justice. We are fully cooperating and hope to resolve this issue as soon as possible. I think you will find that there is nothing wrong with it. I have “no regrets. I am what the lawyers say. That’s exactly what we do. There is no one there.”
It remains to be seen whether additional investigations by federal officials may be conducted elsewhere. Mr. Biden’s personal lawyers said they had previously searched the family’s Rehoboth Beach home and found no official documents or classified records.
Bauer said the FBI had asked the White House not to comment ahead of Friday’s search, and Mr. Biden’s personal and White House lawyers were involved. The FBI, he added, “has access to the President’s home, including personal handwritten notes, files, papers, papers, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules and memorabilia dating back decades.”
Attorney General Merrick GarlandFormer Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hurr as special counsel to investigate any possible wrongdoing related to the Biden documents.
“From the beginning, the president was committed to handling this issue responsibly because he takes it seriously,” Sauber said Saturday. “The Office of Counsel to the President and the White House Counsel will continue to cooperate with the DOJ and the Special Counsel to help this process proceed expeditiously and efficiently.”
Biden document findings and investigationIn the hands of Special Counsel Jack Smith, it’s quite different. The Justice Department said Trump took hundreds of classified documents with him when he left the White House in early 2021 and resisted months of requests to return them to the government. Biden has always cooperated with DOJ investigations, though questions remain about his openness with the public.
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