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FBI searches Biden’s beach home for classified docs

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on April 8, 2021. (Yuri Gripas/Abaca Press/TNS)
February 01, 2023

FBI agents searched President Joe Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Wednesday as part of the investigation into his possession of classified documents.

The agents arrived at the beach home Wednesday morning, CNBC reported, and searched it for the first publicly known time.

Biden’s attorney, Bob Bauer, said in a statement: “Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware.

“Under DOJ’s standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, it sought to do this work without advance public notice, and we agreed to cooperate.

“The search today is a further step in a thorough and timely DOJ process we will continue to fully support and facilitate. We will have further information at the conclusion of today’s search.”

Last month, the FBI spent nearly 13 hours searching Biden’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware for classified documents and found at least six, CNN reported. That was in addition to at least six pages of classified material his attorneys had already found there, as reported by The Hill.

Bauer has said Biden’s attorneys also searched his beach home prior to the Wednesday FBI search, but found no classified materials there, CNBC reported.

A special counsel was appointed last month to oversee the investigation into Biden’s handling of classified documents. The investigation was made public last month after classified material had been discovered in November in a private office Biden kept at a think tank in Washington, D.C.

Recent reporting from CBS News indicates that the FBI also searched that private office in mid-November.

A total of about 25 to 30 documents with classified markings on them from Biden’s time as a senator and vice president have been found in the office and Wilmington home, CBS reported. Some documents at the office were marked top secret.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.