FBI finds no classified documents in Biden’s Delaware vacation home – Boston News, Weather, Sports
(CNN) — The FBI has completed its search of President Joe Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and no documents with classified markings were found, according to a source familiar with the matter.
Biden’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer, confirmed earlier this morning that investigators were searching the home. The search was planned and had Biden’s “full support and cooperation,” Bauer said.
“As part of the DOJ’s standard operating procedures, in the interests of operational safety and integrity, it has attempted to complete this work without prior public notice, and we have agreed to work together,” Bauer said. “Today’s search is another step in a thorough and timely DOJ process that we continue to fully support and facilitate. We will have more information after completing today’s search.”
Reporters staying in the coastal community watched as black SUVs and limousines arrived at the house mid-morning.
Biden’s personal attorneys previously searched Rehoboth’s home on Jan. 11 and found no classified documents.
The FBI raid in Rehoboth is the third known occasion on which federal agents searched Biden-related properties for classified material.
The FBI previously searched Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and found what his attorney described as several items of classified material. This search took place on January 20th. Biden’s attorneys had previously found documents in the Wilmington home and stopped their search for a specific room where additional documents were found. It’s not clear if the documents found by the FBI were in the same room or elsewhere in the house.
The FBI also raided the Penn Biden Center’s Washington office in mid-November after Biden’s lawyers first discovered classified material in a locked closet at the think tank.
None of the searches, including those in Rehoboth on Wednesday, required a warrant, according to people familiar with the matter. Biden’s team has said they are working with the Justice Department as the investigation into the documents matter continues.
Biden bought his home in Rehoboth after leaving the vice presidency. Occasionally he and his wife spend the weekends there, most recently from January 20th to 23rd.
The search comes on the day the Justice Department announced that Special Counsel Robert Hur had officially started work overseeing the investigation into Biden’s handling of classified documents. Hur takes over for US Attorney John Lausch, who conducted an initial review that has since grown into a full-blown criminal investigation.
Hur, who previously served as a US Attorney in Maryland, was nominated to the position by then-President Donald Trump in 2017. He held that position until his retirement in 2021. In that job, Hur played a key role in a number of high-profile cases, including a children’s book scandal involving then-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh that resulted in Pugh being sentenced to three years in prison.
He was unanimously confirmed to the office of U.S. Attorney by the Senate in 2018, receiving praise from both Maryland Democratic senators at the time, who expressed confidence in his ability to deal with critical issues facing the state.
Prior to his time with the DOJ, Hur was a clerk for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and also a clerk for federal appellate judge Alex Kozinski.
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