The FBI searched Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday and found six additional papers with secret markings in addition to taking some of his notes, according to the president’s counsel.
Approximately 13 hours were spent searching the whole property, according to the president’s personal attorney Bob Bauer. The papers that the FBI seized spanned both Biden’s time in the Senate and in government, but the notes only related to his time as vice president.
Nearly three months after a small number of secret materials were found in Biden’s former offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington and more than a week after six classified documents from his tenure as vice president were found in the president’s private library.
The revelations about the documents that have given the president political headaches and complicated the Justice Department’s investigation into former President Donald Trump’s retention of official records and classified documents after he left office occurred the day after Biden insisted that “there’s no there” regarding them.
When asked about some paperwork that was filed incorrectly while on a tour of storm damage in California, Biden said, “We spotted a minor quantity of papers,” adding, “We swiftly sent them to the Justice Department and Archives.”
Neither the president nor the first lady Jill Biden were there when the residence was searched. They were spending the weekend at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
It is unknown whether federal agents will search further locations. Biden’s private counsel stated that they had not uncovered any government records or classified material prior to searching the Rehoboth Beach residence.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has hired former Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as a special counsel to investigate into any potential criminality with the Biden documents.