The FBI seized at least six more classified documents from President Biden’s Delaware home on Saturday, the president’s personal lawyer said.
FBI agents searched the home for almost 13 hours and walked out with “six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials,” attorney Bob Bauer told reporters.
The documents dated to Biden’s time as a senator, between 1973 and 2009, and vice president, from 2009 to 2016, according to Bauer. Biden was not home during the search.
Investigators also took some of Biden’s personal notes from his time as vice president.
On Nov. 2, several documents were found at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., though the discovery wasn’t reported until earlier this month. A second batch of documents were found in Biden’s home on Dec. 20.
On Jan. 14, it was announced that more documents were reported found at Biden’s personal library in his Wilmington home around Jan. 12.
On Thursday, Biden insisted “there’s no there there” when it comes to the secret documents. The Biden documents have drawn comparisons to former President Donald Trump’s stockpile of documents at his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida. Biden has tried to focus on the differences.
“We found a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place,” he said Thursday. “We immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Justice Department.”
Trump resisted government requests for the documents until the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago in August 2022.
After the library discovery was disclosed Jan. 14, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the various Biden documents. Garland had already appointed one-time Brooklyn prosecutor Jack Smith as special counsel in the Trump case.
“Since the beginning, the President has been committed to handling this responsibly because he takes this seriously,” White House lawyer Richard Sauber said Saturday. “The President’s lawyers and White House Counsel’s Office will continue to cooperate with DOJ and the Special Counsel to help ensure this process is conducted swiftly and efficiently.”
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