More classified items found in Biden home search

A new search of US President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday (January 20) by the US Justice Department led to the discovery of six more classified documents, a lawyer for the president said in a statement on Saturday night.

Some of the classified documents and “surrounding materials” dated from Biden’s tenure in the US Senate, where he represented Delaware from 1973 to 2009, according to his lawyer, Bob Bauer, Reuters reported.

Other documents were from his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration, from 2009 through 2017, Bauer said.

According to the lawyer, the Department of Justice (DOJ) also took some notes that Biden had personally handwritten as vice president.

The president offered access “to his home to allow DOJ to conduct a search of the entire premises for potential vice-presidential records and potential classified material,” Bauer said as quoted by Reuters.

Neither Biden nor his wife were present during the search, the attorney said.

Biden is in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, for the weekend.

Other classified government records were discovered this month at Biden’s Wilmington residence, and in November at a private office he maintained at a Washington, DC, think tank after ending his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration in 2017.

The search shows federal investigators are swiftly moving forward with the probe into classified documents found in Biden’s possession.

This month, US Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to probe the matter.

Biden said on Thursday he has “no regrets” about not publicly disclosing the discovery of classified documents at his former office before the midterm elections and he believed the matter will be resolved.