Justice Department searches Biden’s Wilmington home, finds more confidential documents

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Justice Department investigators on Friday found additional classified material after conducting a search of President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, the president’s personal attorney said in a statement.

Bob Bauer said that during the search, which lasted nearly 12 hours on Friday, “the DOJ came into possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its investigation, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and adjacent materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President. The DOJ also took personally handwritten notes from the vice presidency years for further analysis.”

These six items add to materials previously found at Biden’s Wilmington residence and his private office.

Bauer said representatives of Biden’s personal legal team and the White House Counsel Office were present during the “thorough search” during which they were given “full access” to Biden’s home.

Bauer added that the DOJ “requested that the search not be made public in advance, in accordance with its standard procedures, and we agreed to cooperate.”

Neither Biden nor the first lady, Dr. Jill Biden, were present during the search, Special Counsel to the President Richard Sauber said in a statement.

Biden, wrote Sauber, “is committed to handling this responsibly because he takes it seriously” and he and his team are “working quickly to ensure that the DOJ and Special Counsel have what they need to conduct a thorough review.”

This is a recent story and will be updated.

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