Biden’s Handwritten Notes Seized in Remarkable Search of President’s Home
On Friday, federal agents searched President Joe Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, and located additional documents with classified markings and took possession of some of his handwritten notes.
The search was conducted at the invitation of Biden's lawyers and escalated the legal and political situation for the President. It is the latest in a series of discoveries that have already led to a special counsel investigation.
Six more items with classified markings, including some documents from his time as a senator and others from his time as Vice President, were taken by investigators during Friday's search.
The reason for the search was not indicated by Biden's lawyer, Bob Bauer, who stated that the lawyers had offered to provide access for a search and that the Justice Department had requested the search not be made public before it was conducted.
The search underscored the seriousness of the investigation into Biden's handling of documents and, while not a surprise raid, in some ways resembled the extensive search of former President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last summer.
The results of Friday's search follow a series of discoveries by the President's own lawyers of classified documents at the President's Wilmington home and the Washington office Biden used before moving into the White House.
Biden did not reveal the discovery of some of those documents for two months after initially finding them on November 2nd. He has stated that it will eventually be revealed that he did nothing wrong.
Generally, classified documents are to be declassified after a maximum of 25 years, but some records of such value remain classified for far longer, though specific exceptions must be granted.
Biden served in the Senate from 1973 to 2009.
Former President Trump may face exposure for obstruction over the prolonged battle to retrieve the hundreds of documents marked as classified from Mar-a-Lago, the Florida residence of the former President. And since he is no longer in office, he would not be protected from possible prosecution that would apply to a sitting President.
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