According to ABC News, the information was disclosed by Mr. Bob Bauer, President Biden’s personal lawyer, stressing that it was a planned search chaired by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), which took place on 1. -2.
The house was searched in Rehoboth Beach of US President Joe Biden – Photo: USA TODAY
“In accordance with standard DOJ procedures, in the interest of current security and transparency, they performed this work without prior notice and we have agreed to cooperate. The search today. is the next step in the DOJ’s thorough and timely process. We will continue to assist, facilitate and provide additional information at the end of the search,” said Mr. Bauer.
In addition, Robert Hur, who was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland last month to the position of special counsel for the investigation into possible mishandling of classified documents by the US president, is expected to officially began work this week, according to a source close to the investigation.
Following a search of the Penn Biden Center in Washington in January, the FBI conducted a similar voluntary search of Biden’s home in Wilmington last month and found the following additional classified documents: when Mr. Biden’s lawyers did a self-examination last December and found a number of classified documents.
US President Joe Biden – Photo: REUTERS
In a statement in mid-January, Richard Sauber, another attorney for President Biden, said: “We are confident that a thorough review will show that these documents were inadvertently lost and damaged.The president and his attorneys took action as soon as the error was discovered.”
The US President confirmed that he is cooperating fully with the authorities of the DOJ. Biden also mostly declined to comment on classified documents found at his home and office but said he was “surprised” by the records present at the Penn Biden Center.
Secret documents were also found at former US President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago last summer, during a raid conducted by the FBI, following a months-long government effort to compel him. Trump returned all classified documents he kept after leaving office. Mr Trump denies wrongdoing.
Attorneys for former Vice President Mike Pence also recently searched his Indiana home and found a number of classified files that he kept after leaving office. These records were returned by him to the government.
Mr. Pence said on January 27 that it was a mistake and that he did not know the documents were there, but that he “takes full responsibility”.