The FBI reportedly completed its search of Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Wednesday afternoon as the criminal investigation into the president’s handling of classified material grows.
“The DOJ’s planned search of the President’s Rehoboth residences, conducted in coordination and cooperation with the President’s attorneys, has concluded,” claimed Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney. “The search was conducted from 8:30 AM to noon.”
Bauer claimed that no documents with classified markings were found.
“Consistent with the process in Wilmington, the DOJ took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his time as Vice President,” he added.
The FBI’s search of Biden’s vacation home comes after they searched his home in January and his office in the Biden Penn Center in November.
News: No documents with classified markings were found at President Biden’s Rehoboth, Delaware home, says Bob Bauer, Biden’s private attorney
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Classified documents connected with Biden were first found in his private office at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C., on November 2, less than a week before the 2022 midterm elections. Since then, Biden’s attorneys have located more classified documents at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on several separate occasions: an unspecified number found in the garage on December 20, one document found in Biden’s study on January 11, and five more found in the study on January 12.
Federal officials confirmed two weeks ago that they found more classified material during a 13-hour FBI search of Biden’s home on January 20.
CNN reported last week that while Biden’s team claimed they were cooperative in dealing with the Department of Justice, federal investigators were prepared to get a search warrant if Biden did not consent to being searched.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur — who served during the Trump administration — to serve as special counsel in the investigation after the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, who was assigned to do an initial review of the case, recommended to Garland that a special counsel be appointed.
CNN described the special counsel investigation by Hur as a “full-blown criminal investigation.”
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