WASHINGTON — A FBI search of President Joe Biden’s beach house in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware on Wednesday found no classified documents, an attorney for the president said in a statement.
The FBI’s search comes amid an ongoing investigation into Biden’s handling of classified documents A source familiar with the matter said no warrant was involved and the search was consensual.
“The DOJ’s planned search of the president’s Rehoboth residence, conducted in coordination and cooperation with the president’s attorneys, has concluded,” Biden’s personal lawyer, Bob Bauer, said, adding that the search was conducted for over four hours.
“Consistent with the process in Wilmington, the DOJ took for further review some materials and handwritten notes that appear to relate to his time as vice president,” Bauer added.
Earlier on Wednesday, Bauer said in a statement that the Department of Justice was conducting the search with Biden’s full cooperation.
“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. “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.”
The FBI had searched Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in November for any documents with classified markings. Later Wednesday, the White House said Biden and his team have been fully cooperative with the Justice Department in the investigation but stopped short of saying if the President would sit down for an interview.
“We’re gonna continue to try to provide information as this investigation goes on and ensure that you guys have the ability to share with the American people sort of the information that is important for them to see as the president’s cooperating with this investigation,” Sams said.
Just last week it was announced a “small number” of classified documents were also discovered last month at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home, the former vice president’s lawyer, Greg Jacob, said in a letter sent to the National Archives.