The FBI is searching Joe Biden’s Delaware beach house outside Rehoboth Beach, two sources reportedly told NBC News.
JUST IN: The FBI searched Joe Biden’s Delaware beach house outside Rehoboth Beach, two sources told NBC News.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) February 1, 2023
BREAKING: The FBI is searching President Biden’s Delaware beach house amid ongoing classified document investigation, two sources familiar with the situation tell @NBCNews. https://t.co/bOwneATHG1
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 1, 2023
NBC News reported that a third source said “no warrant was involved and the search was consensual.”
Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney, said in a statement that the White House resident was fully cooperating with the Department of Justice.
“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,” Bauer said.
“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.”
If the Department of Justice finds classified documents at Biden’s beach house, it adds to the list of locations where Biden kept them.
The first classified documents were found at the Penn Biden Center.
BREAKING: Department of Justice Reviewing Classified Documents From Biden’s Vice Presidency Discovered in Office
The other classified documents were found at Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware residence.
JUST IN: Biden Aides Find Another Batch of Classified Documents in Different Location
NBC News added:
Documents with classified markings were found earlier in Biden’s Wilmington residence and a Washington think tank office, but Bauer said earlier this month that no classified documents were found at the president’s beach house. Biden’s personal lawyers had searched the Wilmington and Rehoboth Beach residences for additional records, he said.
“The president’s personal attorneys located a potential record bearing classified markings at the Wilmington residence, among stored materials inside a room adjacent to the garage,” Bauer said in the earlier statement. “Once the president’s personal attorneys found this document, the president’s personal attorneys left the document where it was found and suspended their search of the specific space where it was located. Following the search at the Wilmington residence, the attorneys proceeded to the Rehoboth residence and conducted a search there. No potential records were identified at the Rehoboth Beach residence, and the attorneys returned to Washington, D.C., late in the evening.”
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