The Justice Department obtained more classified documents to search Biden’s home, attorneys said

By Nandita Bose and Matt Spetalnick

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

Some of the classified documents and “circular items” were written from Biden’s time in the US Senate, where he represented Delaware from 1973 to 2009, according to his attorney, 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 of the statements that Biden himself signed as 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 the vice-president’s records and items that could be classified,” 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, along with a batch of other government documents, were found earlier this month at Biden’s Wilmington home, and in November at a private office he maintained in a Washington, DC, think tank after his presidency ended. president in the Obama administration in 2017. .

(Reporting by Nandita Bose and Joel Schectman Editing by Nick Zieminski)

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