Hours after the new search by the Department of Justice in a house of the US president, Joe Biden, to try to find more classified documents, the White House lawyer has reported that no more papers of this type have been found: “No found documents with the sign that they were classified ”, has communicated the president’s lawyer, Bob Bauer.
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Bauer had announced that “with the full support and cooperation of the President,” the Department was conducting the planned search of his Rehoboth, Delaware, home. The operation has been carried out “in accordance with standard procedures” of the Department and “in the interest of operational security and integrity. They sought to do this work without prior public notice, and we agreed to cooperate,” added the lawyer.
After the search, the Justice Department took some handwritten notes from Biden and other materials for further review.
Although no classified documents have been found in this house, this has been the case at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and in his private office in the Penn Biden Center think tank, in Washington.
The FBI carried out a search similar to this one in mid-November at the Penn-Biden Center, after that same month the president’s aides discovered a small cache of classified documents there, as reported Tuesday. The New York Times.
This January it was revealed that last November the president’s team had found sensitive and classified documents from the time when he was vice president of Barack Obama (2009-2017) and when he was a senator (1973-2009).
Since then there have been several times that the US government has announced the discovery of more documents. On January 12, the Secretary of Justice, Merrick Garland, announced the appointment of a special prosecutor who will study all the classified papers found, the conservative Robert Hur.
A few days ago, the discovery of documents in the house of former Vice President Mike Pence also came to light, a situation that, added to the papers found in Donald Trump’s mansion, forced the National Archives of the United States to ask all former presidents and former vice presidents of the country to review their personal records in case they might contain confidential documents.
“The responsibility to abide by the Presidential Records Law – the regulation that obliges the delivery of all the documents of an administration to the National Archives – does not diminish when a government ends,” the National Archives explained in a letter.
Both the White House and Biden himself have insisted from the beginning on their total willingness to collaborate in these Justice Department investigations and have tried to distance themselves from the case of the classified documents found by the FBI in the mansion of former President Donald Trump (2017 -2021) in Mar-a-Lago (Florida).