FBI Searches US President’s Home For Classified Documents
The FBI is searching president Joe Biden’s home in Rehoboth, Delaware as part of an investigation into classified documents.
His lawyer said the search was “planned” with the president’s “full support”.
The FBI has not commented on the search. As it was consensual, no search warrant was sought.
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Mr Biden’s lawyer, Bob Bauer, said the search was carried out “without advance public notice” in the interests of “operational security and integrity”
The search is the latest in a series carried out at various locations, following the discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden center – an office space – in Washington dc in November
Additional documents were discovered at another of Mr Biden’s homes in Wilmington, Delaware, in subsequent searches conducted in December and January.
The announcement of the search comes one day after special counsel Robert Hur officially began his duties overseeing the probe into the documents.
The search follows a 13-hour, top-to-bottom review of his Wilmington, Delaware home on Jan. 20, when agents located additional documents with classified markings and also took possession of some of his handwritten notes.
The president has been voluntarily allowing the Justice Department into his residences as investigators seek to determine how classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president and a senator wound up in his home and office. The probe followed the Nov. 2 discovery of documents with classified markings by Biden’s lawyers as they closed up an office at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank affiliated with the Ivy League school.
Documents were also found at his Wilmington home by his personal lawyers, who initiated a search after the Penn Biden center documents were discovered. The FBI also searched the Penn Biden Center in November following the initial discovery of documents there, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Tuesday.