January 27, 2023

DOJ to Expand Biden's Document Search

  • Executive, The Hill

By Jackson Kincaid


In Brief: 

The DOJ has announced it is considering additional searches for classified documents after it was revealed Biden had classified documents stashed in exposed and unsafe personal spaces.  

The Background: 

Over a week after White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters that all searches were “complete,” federal agents have announced the finding of even more classified documents stashed away at Biden’s personal residence. Some date back to his days as a senator. Prompting the DOJ to search further, including Biden’s Rehoboth beach house.

New York Post reports Biden’s attorneys found classified documents at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC in November and that more sensitive records were found in December and earlier this month at the Wilmington home. 

Biden’s personal attorney accompanied the FBI in a consensual search. 

The attorney stated: 

"Because I have a security clearance, I went to Wilmington Thursday evening to facilitate providing the document the president's personal counsel found on Wednesday to the Justice Department. While I was transferring it to the DOJ officials who accompanied me, five additional pages with classification markings were discovered among the material with it, for a total of six pages. The DOJ officials with me immediately took possession of them." 

It should be noted that former President Trump was denied the benefit of having his personal attorney present and participating when his house was nonconsensually raided.

Notable Quotes: 

"One of the things that we have said for the last two years when it comes to the Department of Justice, when it comes to legal matters, when it comes to legal issues, we have been very clear that we are not going to comment.” – White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre



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