NBC News reported that FBI agents carried out a search for classified documents in President Joe Biden's Delaware beach home on Wednesday.
Bob Bauer is the president's personal attorney, and he has announced that no classified documents were at the house. However, some critics aren't so sure.
"The DOJ’s planned search of the president’s Rehoboth residence, conducted in coordination and cooperation with the president’s attorneys, has concluded," NBC News quoted Bauer as saying in a statement.
"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," he added.
The New York Post noted in an article published on Wednesday that White House lawyer Richard Sauber released a statement on January 12 concerning possible documents.
In it, he said that a search conducted by Biden's team at the Rehoboth beach had turned up nothing in the way of classified material.
Yet as the newspaper pointed out, Sauber made a similar claim about the president's other home in Wilmington when a subsequent search by FBI agents uncovered classified documents.
That search came after it emerged last month that documents were found this past November in Biden's office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
The material from Wilmington was discovered in the garage where Biden stores his corvette, which led to an odd exchange with Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy.
Doocy demanded to know why the president had kept the documents in his garage, Biden defended his actions by claiming that the garage door is typically locked.
Fox News reporter Peter Doocy confronted President Joe Biden on a second set of classified documents from his time as vice president found in a personal garage. "Classified material next to your Corvette?" Doocy probed. "What were you thinking?" https://t.co/igC1p6jW5x pic.twitter.com/cLSRzEkE7g
— Newsweek (@Newsweek) January 12, 2023
Lewis Schiliro is the former head of the FBI’s New York bureau, and he told The Washington Times Biden has established a pattern of behavior.
Specifically, he said that the presence of classified materials in one of the president's homes as well as his Penn Biden Center office suggests authorities should keep looking.
"If Biden brought classified documents to the Biden Penn Center and his house, you can make an inference that there are possible classified records at the University of Delaware," Schiliro argued.