The United States Justice Department conducted a fresh search of President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware residence on Friday and uncovered six additional items, including classified documents, according to a statement from the president’s attorney on Saturday evening, Reuters reported.
According to Bob Bauer, the attorney for Vice President Biden, some of the top-secret paperwork and “surrounding materials” came from the time when Biden served Delaware in the U.S. Senate from 1973 to 2009. Other records came from his time serving as vice president under President Obama from 2009 to 2017, according to Bauer.
The attorney said that the Department of Justice also removed certain handwritten notes that Biden had made while serving as vice president during the lengthy 12-hour search.
To allow the DOJ to examine the entire property for potential vice-presidential documents and potential secret information, the president gave access to “his residence,” Bauer claimed.
Biden and his wife weren’t there when they were searched, the lawyer claimed. This weekend, Biden will be at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
According to Bauer, the president’s personal and White House attorneys were present, and Justice Department agents had already arranged the search with Biden’s attorneys, The Hill reports.
In November, a private office that Biden kept open at a Washington, D.C., think tank after he left his position as vice president in the Obama administration in 2017 was also found to contain classified government documents. This month, additional records were also found at Biden’s home in Wilmington.
Where the documents were located in the Wilmington residence was not made apparent by Bauer in his statement on Saturday. Both the home’s garage and an adjacent storage facility had the previously discovered secret papers.
The discovery of secret materials in his previous office, which Biden did not publicly disclose before the midterm elections, was something that Biden claimed he had “no regrets” about. He also expressed confidence that the situation will be handled.
“There is no there, there,” Biden told reporters during a trip to California on Thursday.
Trump has claimed that the Justice Department’s investigators are treating Biden differently after the revelation of his successor’s documents.