DOJ allowed Biden attorneys to search for classified documents

 January 19, 2023

The FBI made headlines this past August when its agents conducted a raid on the home of former President Donald Trump to search for classified documents.

In contrast, not only has there been no raid of President Joe Biden's Delaware home, but a new report revealed that the Department of Justice (DOJ) let his attorneys search for secret material despite not having security clearance. 

Sending FBI agents was considered but rejected

An article published by the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday cited "people familiar with the matter" as saying that the DOJ "considered having FBI agents monitor a search by President Biden’s lawyers for classified documents at his homes but decided against it."

That decision was made "both to avoid complicating later stages of the investigation and because Mr. Biden’s attorneys had quickly turned over a first batch and were cooperating."

Fox News reported earlier this month that Biden's attorneys uncovered classified documents in his unsecured office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement just prior to last fall's midterm elections.

The network noted that another set of documents were discovered in the garage of Biden's house in Wilmington. Biden attempted to minimize that fact by telling Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy that the garage was usually locked.

When Doocy asked, "Mr. President, classified material next to your Corvette – what were you thinking?" Biden responded with, "By the way, my Corvette’s in a locked garage, OK? So it's not like they’re sitting out in the street."

Third batch of documents discovered

Meanwhile, Fox News reported on Wednesday that yet another batch of classified documents were found, this time in the library of Biden's Delaware home.

For his part, Attorney General Merrick Garland put out a press release on January 12 announcing that he had appointed former U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur to serve as a special counsel to investigate Biden's handling of classified material.

"This appointment underscores for the public the Department's commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters, and to making decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law," Garland declared.

"I am confident that Mr. Hur will carry out his responsibility in an even-handed and urgent manner, and in accordance with the highest traditions of this Department," he added.

However, Texas Republican Rep. Ted Cruz expressed doubt that the White House fears any real consequences, telling Fox News, "I think they believe the special counsel is going to give [Biden] a slap on the wrist, slap it under the rug and be done with it."

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