President Biden’s Delaware home was searched by federal agents who discovered additional classified documents, some of which dated back to his time in the Senate, Biden’s attorney said on Saturday.
According to Bob Bauer, Biden’s recently hired personal attorney, the Justice Department took six documents labeled classified and some of the president’s notes during a 13-hour search on Friday.
The department “took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President.”
According to Bauer, Biden was aware that the Justice Department would be searching his Wilmington home, but neither the President nor the First Lady were present.
Biden’s attorneys and the White House team were there when investigators did a “thorough search,” of the house.
Six days before the midterm elections, Biden’s attorneys discovered 10 pieces of classified information at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC. At the president’s Wilmington, Delaware, house, where Hunter frequently stayed, more sensitive materials were found.
The previously recovered material’s contents and those of the recently found documents are unidentified.
White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre merely responded that Biden “often travels to Delaware on the weekend. I don’t have anything else to share,” when asked if his weekend excursion was connected to the issue with the sensitive information.
However, according to Bauer on Saturday, the White House Counsel’s Office and the President’s personal legal team were sent to monitor the “thorough search.”
Biden’s private counsel reportedly searched the Rehoboth Beach residence for official records but came up empty-handed.
After Attorney General Merrick Garland named Special Counsel Robert Hur to look into Biden’s improper handling of the sensitive files, the investigation began just one week later.
The investigation will undoubtedly disrupt the president’s bid for reelection in 2024 and offer fodder for GOP-led congressional investigations into the president and his scandal-riddled son, Hunter.
Biden, who acknowledged depositing the documents “in the wrong place” on Thursday, had disguised the discovery in November while also criticizing former President Donald Trump for committing the same offense by storing classified information in his Mar-A-Lago residence.
However, the president stated that he had “no regrets” over concealing the finding in his own house.
The government searched the former president Trump’s property for documents last week, but not Biden’s, prompting Trump to protest about a double standard.
Given that the classified files were discovered in a flimsy, unlocked, and unsecured garage, Trump asserted that his Florida house, Mar-a-Lago, was more secure than the White House.