The US Department of Justice found another 6 classified documents at Biden’s family residence
American justice found other six classified documents during a search of the family residence of Joe Biden in Delaware, in a particularly awkward new finding for the Democratic president.
“The Justice Department took possession of materials that he considered within the scope of his investigation, including six (…) classified documents,” President Biden’s personal lawyer said in a statement, Bob Bauer.
Registration started at 09:45 in the morning and ended at 22:30 at night. Some of the documents found date back to the time when Biden was senator (1973-2009) and others to when he served as vice president of barack obama (2009-2017).
On Saturday of last week the White House confirmed that a third batch of documents at the Delaware home in searches conducted by Biden’s lawyers.
Bauer indicated in his statement that, with the intention of speeding up the process “as much as possible,” they agreed to give access to the house so that the Justice Department examine it for material that might be classified.
Justice requested that the search that took place in days past not be disclosed in advance.
Members of the Biden legal team and of the White House.
The Justice Department had “full” access to the site, including your handwritten notes, files, papers, folders, lists, or schedules, and took possession of what you considered to be in the context of your investigation, including those recordssix documents marked as classified.
they also took handwritten notes of his years as Vice President for further review.
Biden’s special adviser Richard Sauberadded in another statement that the president had told his lawyers to show a full cooperation with the Department of Justice and recalled that it has been this way since the initial discovery of classified documents in the think tank Penn Center, founded by the president
Sauber stressed that Biden and his team are making sure the Justice Department has what it needs to do a “thorough” review.
Both the White House like Biden himself have insisted from the beginning on their total willingness to collaborate in these investigations and have tried to distance themselves from the case of the former president donald trump (2017-2021).
The Republican is also being investigated by the Justice Department for accumulating classified documents in his private residence of sea-a-lake (Florida), discovered after a raid by the FBI.
Biden’s case was uncovered this January and his various classified documents were found by his own lawyers and turned over to the authorities, unlike what happened in Mar-a-Lago, where the intervention of the Department of Justice was necessary to retrieve the papers.
“The president has been committed from the beginning to address this responsibly because he takes it very seriously,” Sauber stressed in his note, where he specified that neither Biden nor the first lady, Jill, were present at the search carried out at the home.
A few days ago, during a trip to California, Biden tried to downplay the case.
“Listen, we found some documents (…) that were stored in the wrong place, we deliver them immediately to the Archives and the Ministry of Justice”, the US president told reporters.
“I do not regret anything”, he added.
According to one 1978 lawthe presidents and vice presidents of the United States must transmit all their emails, letters and other work documents to the National Archives.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed former Maryland US Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate any potential wrongdoing surrounding the Biden documents.
(With information from AFP and EFE)