by Tom Gantert
President Joe Biden’s personal residence in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, was searched by the U.S. Department of Justice on Wednesday as part of an ongoing probe into classified documents, according to a statement released by Biden’s personal attorney.
“Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware,” attorney Bob Bauer said in a statement. “Under DOJ’s standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, it sought to do this work without advance public notice, and we agreed to cooperate.”
Earlier this month, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as special counsel to lead the investigation into Biden after classified documents were found at Biden’s office at the Penn Biden Center and at his home in Delaware.
CBS has reported that investigators found classified documents at a former private office of Biden’s in Washington, D.C. The Department of Justice did a search of the president’s main residence in Wilmington, Delaware, as part of the probe.
RNC Research, run by the Republican National Committee, responded on Twitter to the search.
“On January 12, the White House said SIX TIMES the search for classified documents was ‘complete.’ The FBI is currently searching Biden’s beach house,” RNC Research tweeted.
Joyce Vance, a former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, tweeted, “Being told, this was a preplanned, consensual search. This is not a search warrant that the FBI is executing. Big difference.”
Vance compared the searches involving Biden for classified documents to that of former president Donald Trump.
“Biden let the FBI come in & search,” Vance tweeted. “Prosecutors obtained a search warrant from a fed’l judge for Mar-a-Lago based on probable cause to believe evidence/fruits of a crime would be found on the premises.”
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Tom Ganert worked at many daily newspapers including the Ann Arbor News, Lansing State Journal and USA Today. Gantert was the managing editor of Michigan Capitol Confidential for five years before joining The Center Square.
Photo “Joe Biden” by Joe Biden. Background Photo “FBI Agent” by Tim Pierce. CC BY 2.0.