FBI Searches Biden's Beach House, Finds No Classified Documents
The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s private home in Rehoboth, Delaware on Wednesday but found no documents with classified markings, the president’s personal lawyer said.
The Details: Biden lawyer Bob Bauer said FBI agents searched the house for over three hours and “took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his time as Vice President.” An earlier statement from Bauer said the search was planned “with the President’s full support and cooperation.”
For Context: This is the first time the FBI has searched Biden’s Rehoboth residence. Federal investigators also previously searched Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home and a Washington, D.C. think tank where Biden worked, finding six items with classification markings in Wilmington and an unknown amount in D.C. Discoveries of classified documents at private residences belonging to Biden, former President Donald Trump, and former Vice President Mike Pence prompted the National Archives to ask all former presidents and vice presidents to look for more classified documents.
How the Media Covered It: Coverage of the search was widespread in political media across the spectrum as it occurred. While headlines in left-rated outlets often included that no classified documents were found, some major right-rated outlets omitted this in their headlines — instead emphasizing the search itself — despite including the information in the body of articles.
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From the LeftNo documents with classified markings found in FBI search of Biden's beach home
The FBI conducted a "planned search" Wednesday of President Joe Biden's home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, according to Biden's personal lawyer amid an ongoing probe into the potential mishandling of classified documents.
Biden's attorney Bob Bauer said no documents with classified markings were found, but "DOJ took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his time as Vice President."
The search took place for three and a half hours, Bauer said -- from 8:30 a.m. to noon ET.
From the CenterBiden FBI search: No classified documents found at president's beach house, lawyer says
No classified documents were found during an FBI search of President Joe Biden's home in Rehoboth, Delaware, his lawyer says.
In a statement, Mr Biden's attorney said Wednesday's search was "planned" with the president's "full support".
The nearly four-hour search of the property related to a wider probe into the handling of classified documents.
The FBI has not commented on the search. As it was consensual, no search warrant was sought.
Mr Biden's lawyer, Bob Bauer, said the search was carried out "without advance public notice" in the interests of...
From the RightDOJ searches Biden Delaware beach home amid classified document investigation
FBI agents searched President Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, on Wednesday for three-and-a-half hours but did not find 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...
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