A new search by the US Department of Justice of President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday (20), led to the discovery of six more confidential documents, according to the president’s lawyer Bob Bauer, in a statement this evening. Saturday (21)
Some of the documents and “surrounding materials” date back to Biden’s tenure in the US Senate, where he represented Delaware from 1973 to 2009, while others were from his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration, from 2009 to 2017.
The Justice Department also found some notes that Biden personally wrote as vice president, according to the lawyer.
The president offered access “to his home to allow the Department of Justice to conduct a full-facility search for potential vice presidential records and potential confidential material,” Bauer said.
During the search, neither Biden nor his wife were present. The President is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, this weekend.
Other classified government records were discovered this month at Biden’s Wilmington residence and in November at a private office he maintained in Washington after ending his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration in 2017.
The search shows that federal investigators are moving quickly with their investigation of confidential documents found in Biden’s possession. This month, US Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate the matter.
Special Counsel Robert Hur, who was appointed during the lawsuit, is investigating how the president and his staff handled confidential Obama-era documents that were recently found in Biden’s private possession.
Biden’s lawyers found all the documents ahead of Friday’s search by the Justice Department, according to the White House.
Republicans compared the case to the ongoing investigation into how former President Donald Trump handled classified documents after his presidency.
The White House noted that Biden’s team cooperated with authorities in their investigation and turned over these documents. Trump resisted doing so until an August FBI search of his Florida resort.
Biden said on Thursday he had “no regrets” for not publicly disclosing the discovery of classified documents in his former office ahead of the midterm elections and believes the matter will be resolved.
Source: CNN Brasil
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