The Justice Department found more classified documents in a search of Biden’s home, attorneys said

WASHINGTON, Jan 21 (Reuters) – The Justice Department found more classified documents on Friday during a search of President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, the president’s attorney said in a statement. on Saturday night.

Some of the classified documents and “circular material” were written from Biden’s time in the US Senate, where he represented Delaware from 1973 to 2009, according to his lawyer, Bob Bauer. The other documents came from his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration, from 2009 to 2017, Bauer said.

The Department of Justice also wrote some information that Biden signed himself to be the vice president, according to the lawyer.

The president offered access “to his home to allow the DOJ to conduct a search of the entire facility for vice-presidential records and potentially classified material,” Bauer said.

Biden and his wife were not present during the search, the lawyer said. Biden is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for the weekend.

The documents are part of a batch of other government documents that were found earlier this month at Biden’s Wilmington home, and in November at a private office he maintained in Washington, DC, considering the man after his presidential term. president in the Obama administration in 2017. .

Reporting by Nandita Bose and Joel Schectman Editing by Nick Zieminski

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