President Joe Biden’s Wilmington home was searched by the Justice Department on Friday, and more secret materials were discovered there, according to a statement made by Biden’s legal counsel on Saturday.
Six documents are in the most recent find. The unknown is what the restricted materials included.
Prior to January 14, the White House asserted that all classified materials had been found.
The cache is in addition to the about 25 top-secret documents that Biden’s private attorneys discovered recently when searching the area between his home and the Penn Biden Center.
Why Biden’s private attorneys began looking for his unlawfully hidden records has been questioned by critics. The initial rationale or justification for the search has not been disclosed by the White House.
Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney, asserted on Saturday that Biden had volunteered to consent to the search being conducted by the Justice Department.
In a statement, Bauer claimed the search “covered all living, working, and storage spaces in the residence” and that “representatives of both the personal legal team as well as the White House Counsel’s Office were present.” The search lasted from “about 9:45 AM until around 10:30 PM,” Bauer added.
“Both the President and the First Lady were not present during the search,” according to a statement from the White House Counsel’s Office, which differs from Biden’s private counsel. “The White House Counsel’s Office and the President’s legal team will keep working with the DOJ and the Special Counsel.”
After the DOJ and Joe Biden’s private counsel agreed to keep the crisis hidden from the American people, the scope of the inquiry into misbehavior apparently expanded.
The White House and DOJ allegedly tried to hide the scandal from the public, and at the time CBS News first contacted the White House regarding the initial leak of the classified material allegedly illegally stored at the Biden Pennsylvania Center, they allegedly refused to reveal that the second cache of documents had already been found at Biden’s home in Wilmington.
According to reports, White House officials are concerned about how the classified document controversy involving Biden was revealed to the public after just a small number of White House and Justice Department officials were aware of the infraction.