Justice Department searches Biden’s Rehoboth home in classified documents case
The Justice Department is conducting a search Wednesday of President Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth, Del., as part of its ongoing investigation into his withholding of classified documents, Biden’s personal attorney Bob Bauer said.
In a statement, Bauer said the research was “planned” and is being conducted with Biden’s “full support and cooperation.”
“Under [the Department of Justice’s] standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, he sought to do this work without public notice, and we agreed to cooperate,” Bauer said. “Today’s research is one more step in a thorough and timely DOJ process that we will continue to fully support and facilitate. We will have more information at the end of today’s research.
Documents with classified marks were found earlier at Biden’s residence in Wilmington and in a Washington office he used after serving as vice president.
Biden’s attorneys said last month they found no classified documents at Biden’s Rehoboth home after conducting a search.
Biden and his attorneys have sought to downplay the significance of the investigation, suggesting that a small number of documents were inadvertently preserved.