Joe Biden: White House says six more classified documents found in search of US president’s home | American News

Six other documents containing classification marks were found at US President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware, his lawyer said.

Bob Bauer said the Justice Department conducted the search at Mr Biden‘s in Wilmington on Friday, which he said lasted about 1 p.m.

In a statement, Bauer said the Justice Department “has taken possession of documents it deems as part of its investigation, including six items consisting of documents with classification marks and surrounding materials, including some came from the president’s service in the Senate and some came from his tenure as vice president.

Prosecutors also “took for further examination of personal handwritten notes from the vice-presidential years,” he added.

Neither Mr. Biden nor First Lady Jill Biden was present for the duration of the search at their home.

Earlier this month, Mr Biden’s legal team admitted finding classified documents relating to his tenure as Vice President of the Obama administration in his home, including some in his garage.

Aides previously found another batch of classified documents at his home and at a Washington think tank he was associated with.

A few days later, Mr. Biden’s lawyers said five additional pages with classified entries were found at the president’s home in Delaware, after saying only one page was found.

White House attorney Richard Sauber said in a statement that a total of six pages of classified documents were discovered during a search of the president’s private library.

The apparent mishandling of classified documents and official Obama administration records is being investigated by a former US attorney, Robert Hur, who was appointed special counsel this month by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Mr. Sauber reiterated that the White House would cooperate with Mr. Hur’s investigation.

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The findings have spread in recent weeks, prompting concern among the president’s allies that his office is not getting a handle on the growing scandal.

Republicans have sought to compare the investigation into Mr. Biden’s handling of classified documents to the ongoing investigation into how former President Donald Trump handled classified documents after his presidency.

The White House, however, previously said the two cases were different because Mr. Biden’s team had cooperated with authorities in their investigation and turned over documents, while Mr. Trump had resisted doing so until what an FBI search of his home in Florida.

The DOJ historically sets a high legal bar before bringing criminal charges in cases involving the mishandling of classified information, with the requirement that someone intends to break the law instead of simply being negligent. or negligent in doing so.


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