Friday, March 31, 2023

USA: FBI searches another Biden house for more secret documents

The President’s personal lawyer said on Wednesday that the Justice Department is conducting a new search of US President Joe Biden’s home to try to find more classified documents that he may have at home.

This comes a day after the record was revealed by the FBI In November he checked out the Penn Center office used by Joe Biden After leaving the US Vice Presidency (2009–2017).

“Today, with the president’s full support and cooperation, the department is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware,” Bob Bauer, the president’s attorney, said in a statement.

The search, which media say is being conducted by agents of the FBI (an agency dependent on the Department of Justice), is being conducted “in accordance with the department’s standard procedures.”

“In the interest of operational security and integrity, this work was sought to be done without any public notice, and we have agreed to cooperate,” the lawyer said.

No documents have been received at this address yet But yes at Biden’s home and his private office in Wilmington (Delaware) at the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington.

It was revealed in January that last November the president’s team had received sensitive and classified documents from when Barack Obama was vice president (2009-2017) and when he was a senator (1973-2009).

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It has happened several times since then 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 Curator Robert Hur, who will study all the classified papers found.

A few days ago, the discovery of documents in the house of former Vice President Mike Pence also came to the fore, such a situation that, Linked to papers found at Donald Trump’s mansionThe United States National Archives was forced to ask all of the country’s former presidents and vice presidents to review their personal records in case they might contain classified documents.

The National Archives explained in a letter, “The responsibility to comply with the Presidential Records Act – the regulation mandating the delivery of all administration documents to the National Archives – does not diminish when the government ceases to exist.”

both the White House and Biden himself They have emphasized their full willingness to cooperate from the very beginning The Department of Justice has tried to distance itself from these investigations and from the case of classified documents found by the FBI at the mansion of former President Donald Trump (2017-2021) in Mar-a-Lago (Florida)

Donald Trump documents found in Mar-a-Lago search, first of three scandals involving senior government officials in possession of secret documents.

Other investigations at Biden residences

fbi agent Penn Center office used by Joe Biden searched in November after leaving the post of Vice President After the United States (2009-2017), the president’s lawyers discovered classified documents there, US media revealed on Tuesday.

According to NBC, the White House and Biden’s personal lawyers had not previously disclosed the FBI search of the center, “even though they faced weeks of questions about the discovery of classified documents.”

Two sources close to the investigation told the network that Biden’s attorney fully cooperated with the search and that the Justice Department did not issue a search warrant, as the FBI did when it searched former President Donald Trump’s home in August.

Biden’s team also worked with the Justice Department on a subsequent FBI search of his Wilmington, Delaware, home. For which he did not even issue a court order.

White House communications director Kate Bedingfield, when asked about it in an interview with CNN, limited itself to defending “transparency” with which the administration has acted, cooperating with the Justice Department, and said Biden takes the issue “very seriously”.

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