WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation searched President Joe Biden home in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday and found six documents that contained classified information and were in possession of some of his information, the president’s attorney said Saturday.
Bob Bauer, the president’s lawyer, said the search of the entire area took about 13 hours. The documents contain classified information that covers Biden’s time in the Senate and the vice presidency, but the documents were written during his time as vice president. The search followed more than a week later Biden’s lawyers found six more classified documents in the presidential library from his time as vice president, and nearly three months after prosecutors obtained a small batch of classified documents at his former offices in Penn Biden Center in Washington.
The president and first lady Jill Biden was not at home when searched. They are spending the weekend at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
Bauer said the FBI asked the White House not to comment on the search before it took place. He said the FBI “had full access to the President’s home, including personal correspondence, files, documents, notes, memos, to-do lists, schedules, and memories beyond the years.”
US President Joe Biden speaks to reporters after arriving at Fort McNair in Washington, DC on April 4, 2022. – Biden returned to Washington after spending the weekend at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL
The Ministry of Justice, he added, “held what it considered to be within the scope of its investigation, including six documents that contained classified information and the surrounding material. , some of which are from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which are from his office as Vice President.”
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed former Maryland attorney general Robert Hur as a special counsel to investigate any possible wrongdoing in Biden’s documents.
“Since the beginning, the President has been willing to handle this situation because he is serious about it,” said White House lawyer Richard Sauber on Saturday. “The President’s attorneys and the White House Counsel’s Office will continue to work with the DOJ and the Special Counsel to help ensure this process is expeditious and efficient.”