In what appears to be a planned event, the White House bizarrely requested the FBI search President Biden’s residence on Friday while he wasn’t there, finding a fourth batch of misplaced classified documents.
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Justice Department officials asserted that the 13-hour search of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home was “consensual.” It appears that the White House itself requested the search, according to NBC News quoting White House sources. Not only that, but it is now possible that the Justice Department could search other Biden properties as well, according to the media outlet.
The six additional classified documents found Friday are the fourth batch found since November. Three of the four batches were found inside Biden’s Wilmington home where he spends a great deal of time. The other trove was found at an old office at a Washington, D.C. think tank. It was the first one to be found. The number of documents that have been found is reportedly between 25 and 30 pages currently.
The first batch was found at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement on November 2 just days before the midterm elections. That discovery was not revealed until after the elections took place. On December 20, another batch was reportedly found in a room adjacent to the garage of Biden’s Delaware home. On January 11, another document was found at the president’s residence and on January 14, five more documents were found there. Then on January 21, six more classified documents were found at Biden’s home, according to a timeline composed by the Daily Mail.
“DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President,” Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney, said in a statement.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 22, 2023
“At the outset of this matter, the president directed his personal attorneys to fully cooperate with the Department of Justice,” Bauer asserted. “Accordingly, having previously identified and reported to DOJ a small number of documents with classification markings at the President’s Wilmington home.”
“In the interest of moving the process forward as expeditiously as possible, we offered to provide prompt access to his home to allow DOJ to conduct a search of the entire premises for potential vice-presidential records and potential classified material,” he continued.
“On Jan. 20, 2023, the FBI executed a planned, consensual search of the President’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware,” Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, an assistant US attorney to US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, told Fox News in an interview on Saturday.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) January 22, 2023
The FBI and DOJ arrived at Biden’s home at approximately 9:45 am and began their lengthy search. They reportedly left around 10:30 pm. Lausch coordinated the search.
NBC News is reporting that the fourth batch of classified documents came from Biden’s time as vice president and from his time in the Senate. It is unknown exactly where the documents were found in the president’s residence. Others have been found in an adjacent room to his garage.
Both Republicans and Democrats are irate over the documents being found. So are the American people, it would seem.
An ABC News/Ipsos poll shows 64 percent of Americans believe Biden’s handling of classified documents was “inappropriate.” That number is almost assuredly going higher by the day as more material is found.
Amidst the classified document scandal now enveloping Biden, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) is claiming it could be as big as Watergate. He is demanding a full investigation and that the president be prosecuted.
“This broke a week before the midterm elections, and they swept it under the rug…Watergate started as a very small burglary. It led to the president United States resigning. So I don't know what's there,”
Rep. McCaul says of Pres. Biden documents. https://t.co/U0c4dTpKYX pic.twitter.com/nJPqPUXAOf
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 22, 2023
Even Democratic Senator Tim Kaine said there is no way to “accidentally” take home classified materials and documents because of how they are handled.
"Yesterday, for the fifth time, we learned about this other tranche of classified information being kept at [Biden's] personal residence. How does a senator accidentally take classified material home?"
Democrat Senator Tim Kaine: "I don’t really know." pic.twitter.com/43hIlz5QJx
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 22, 2023
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