The FBI is searching Joe Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware home Wednesday morning for more classified documents according to a statement by Biden’s private attorney Bob Bauer. The Rehoboth Beach home was previously searched on January 11 by Biden’s private attorneys who claimed no classified documents were found in that search.
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Bauer released the statement in response to the search being leaked to CBS News, which first broke the news Wednesday. CBS was first to break the Biden classified documents scandal last month with a report on classified documents being found by Biden’s private attorneys in a search of his office at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. on November 2nd. CBS reported Tuesday the FBI searched the Penn Biden Center in mid-November. The FBI searched Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home on January 20, finding more classified documents from Biden’s time as senator and vice president.
The Biden administration, the Justice Department and Biden’s private attorneys have schemed to keep the searches and discoveries secret.
CBS News reporter Arden Farhi posted to Twitter, “BREAKING: Two sources familiar with the event tell CBS News FBI personnel are at President Biden’s Rehoboth home. One source familiar with the event tell CBS News the search is in relation to the classified documents investigation…A third source familiar with the investigation tells CBS News the search was planned with Biden’s attorneys and consensual. No warrant was sought for this search.”
A third source familiar with the investigation tells CBS News the search was planned with Biden’s attorneys and consensual. No warrant was sought for this search.
— Arden Farhi (@ArdenFarhi) February 1, 2023
“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. 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 is currently searching the President’s Rehoboth House. Statement from his personal lawyer: pic.twitter.com/V6YpOhJnKg
— Weijia Jiang (@weijia) February 1, 2023
UPDATE: CBS’s Rob Legare notes that this is the first day on the job for Special Counsel Robert Hur who was appointed last month by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate the Biden classified documents scandal. DOJ set up a webpage for the Hur investigation here.
More: The FBI search of Biden's Rehoboth home comes as Special Counsel Robert Hur begins his first day at DOJ.
— Rob Legare (@RobLegare) February 1, 2023
CBS reported four cars were seen at the Biden beach house Wednesday morning:
“News cameras stationed nearby captured four vehicles with Virginia license plates arriving in the neighborhood and parked at the Rehoboth home around 8:30 a.m. ET.”