American Agency FBI raided and searched President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on Friday.
According to US President’s lawyer during the raid FBI searched the Biden’s house for 12 hours took possession of some of his handwritten notes and takes some Government officials’ Documents into Custody.
The president offered FBI access “to his home to allow DOJ to conduct a search of the entire premises for potential vice-presidential records and potential classified material,” the lawyer said.
Neither Biden nor his wife was present during the search. Biden is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for the weekend.
Investigators coordinated the search with Biden’s lawyers ahead of time and the president’s personal and White House lawyers were present at the time.
Other classified government records were discovered this month at Biden’s Wilmington residence, and in November at a private office, he maintained at a Washington, D.C., think tank after ending his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration in 2017.
While Speaking to the media during a trip to California on Thursday US President Biden said he was “fully cooperating and looking forward to getting this resolved quickly.”
“We found a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place,” Biden said. “We immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Justice Department.”
This is the first time federal law enforcement authorities have conducted a search for government documents at Biden’s private addresses, according to information released publicly.
Republicans compared the investigation to the ongoing probe into how former President Donald Trump handled classified documents after his presidency. The White House has noted that Biden’s team has cooperated with authorities in their probe and had turned over those documents. Trump resisted doing so until an FBI search in August at his Florida resort.
The search escalates the legal and political stakes for the president, who has insisted that the previous discovery of classified material at his home and former office would eventually be deemed inconsequential.
President Joe Biden said on Thursday he has “no regrets” about not publicly disclosing before the midterm elections the discovery of classified documents at his former office and he believed the matter will be resolved.
“There is no there, there,” Biden told reporters during a trip to California on Thursday.
Since the discovery of Biden’s documents, Trump has complained that Justice Department investigators were treating his successor differently.
“When is the F.B.I. going to raid the many homes of Joe Biden, perhaps even the White House?” Trump said in a social media post earlier this month.