After several sets of classified documents were found at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, in recent weeks – the latest being on January 20 – the Justice Department prosecutors are reportedly considering requesting a search of his home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.
DOJ officials were prompted to consider searches at other locations connected to President Biden days after the FBI searched Biden’s Wilmington home for roughly 12 hours and uncovered a fourth batch of misplaced classified documents dating back to Biden’s time in the Senate.
Friday’s effort was coordinated by US Attorney John Lausch, who’s maintaining a prominent role in the investigation while special counsel Robert Hur gets up to speed.
Friday’s batch of documents was the third to be found inside Biden’s Wilmington home and the fourth to be found since November with the other three batches dating back to Biden’s time as vice president.
However, the Friday search in Wilmington was consensual and the DOJ has not pursued a search warrant for any of Biden’s properties, but prosecutors now plan to request access to Biden’s other properties.
Although it was a consensual search, it was initially unclear which party had initiated it but now it appears that the FBI search was requested by the White House lawyers of their own accord, per the White House sources.
Having previously identified and reported to DOJ a small batch of classified documents at the President’s Wilmington home, Biden’s lawyer Bob Bauer reiterated over the weekend that both the president and his administration were cooperating fully with the DOJ’s investigation in the interest of moving the process forward as expeditiously as possible.
Republicans on Capitol Hill, meanwhile, are putting the investigation under increased scrutiny with House Oversight Committee GOP chairman James Comer suggesting the White House has ‘stonewalled’ the investigation of the latest discovery of classified material at Biden’s Delaware home and highlighting Biden’s classified document scandal as a ‘potential coverup’.