Officials from the Department of Justice searched President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home for more than 12 hours and found six new classified documents dealing a huge blow to Biden and the Democrats.
Bob Bauer, the president’s personal attorney, said in a statement: “DOJ 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.
“DOJ also took for further review personally handwritten notes from the vice-presidential years. DOJ requested that the search not be made public in advance, in accordance with its standard procedures, and we agreed to cooperate.
“DOJ had full access to the President’s home, including personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules, and reminders going back decades.”
Biden said earlier about the scandal:
“I think you’re gonna find there’s nothing there.
“I have no regrets.
“I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do. It’s exactly what we’re doing. There’s no ‘there’ there.
“We found a handful of documents that were filed in the wrong place.
“We immediately turned them over to the National Archives and the Justice Department.
“We’re fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly.”
According to NPR:
The search began at about 945 a.m. ET and ended about 1030 p.m. ET, and “covered all working, living and storage spaces in the home,” he said.
Representatives of Biden’s personal legal team and the White House Counsel’s office were there.
Neither Biden nor the First Lady were in Wilmington during the search.
They travel home to Wilmington on most weekends, as Biden has done throughout his time in public office.
When Biden opted to instead go to his beach house in mid-January, it raised questions whether the Rehoboth Beach visit was in any way tied to the ongoing document investigation.