A raid of sitting President Joe Biden’s beach home, which isn’t a raid at all, was underway on Wednesday in an ongoing investigation into the scandalous discoveries that Biden and his son- embattled Hunter Biden- had private access to top secret classified documents from Joe Biden’s time as vice president under Barack Obama, stashed away at the Biden home and offices.
“There is no warrant and Biden consented to the search, according to his attorney,” Fox News reported, adding more details:
FBI agents were sent to President Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday to conduct a search for additional classified documents, the president’s attorney Bob Bauer said.
“Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware. 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,” Bauer said in a statement.
“The search today is a further step in a thorough and timely DOJ process we will continue to fully support and facilitate. We will have further information at the conclusion of today’s search,” he added.
Fox News reported:
Sources confirmed to Fox News that FBI agents are on the premises and will be until a search is complete. There is no warrant.
The FBI and Special Counsel Robert Hur did not comment.
Justice Department prosecutors were reportedly weighing a search of Biden’s Rehoboth Beach home last month after several sets of classified documents were found at his residence in Wilmington, Delaware.
FBI agents have searched the Wilmington home, as well as Biden’s old offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., where a handful of other documents with classified markings were discovered. The Biden team has consented to each search and is working with the Justice Department to find and turn over all classified documents in Biden’s possession dating to his time as vice president, though some date to when he was a senator.
So far, between 25 and 30 documents with classified markings have been recovered from Biden’s possession and turned over to the National Archives and the Justice Department.
Biden, like his predecessor Donald Trump, is under special counsel investigation for his retention of classified records.
The White House has repeatedly declined to comment on the contents of the classified records, as well as the levels of the classification, saying instead that the records “have been turned over to proper authorities and will be part of the ongoing investigation.” Lawmakers have pressed for more transparency on the content of those documents, but to no avail, and have accused the Biden administration of attempting to “stonewall” their efforts.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre had assured reporters in mid-January that the search for new documents was over. Then new documents were found at Biden’s Wilmington home on Jan. 14 and again on Jan. 20, and now Biden’s Rehoboth home was searched as well.
House Republicans are gearing up to launch an investigation into Biden’s handling of classified materials, with Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., telling Fox News, “nothing that Joe Biden’s done with respect to mishandling these classified documents is normal.”
MSNBC confirmed the story reporting:
“According to three sources familiar with this matter. FBI agents, as we speak, are searching President Biden’s. Rehoboth Beach home for classified documents. This happens after there has been a discovery of a number of batches of documents at his Think Tank here in Washington and also at his home in Wilmington Delaware.”
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The Guardian reported more details including statements from Biden’s personal attorneys:
Delaware home as part of the investigation into his possession of classified documents, his personal attorney says.
“Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware,” 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. The search today is a further step in a thorough and timely DOJ process we will continue to fully support and facilitate. We will have further information at the conclusion of today’s search.”
Last month, Biden allowed agents to conduct an unprecedented search of his home in Wilmington, Delaware, one of two locations where secret materials had earlier been found. He also consented in November to the FBI searching a former office he used in Washington DC, where the documents were first discovered.
All told, between 25 and 30 classified documents dating to Biden’s time as senator and vice-president have been found by both the FBI and Biden’s aides at the Wilmington and Washington DC properties. Biden’s attorneys also searched the home in Rehoboth Beach, where he often vacations or spends weekends, but found no documents. It is not known to have been previously searched by the FBI.