(Washington) No classified document was found during the search, Wednesday, of the seaside residence of the American president Joe Biden in Rehoboth (Delaware, east), said his personal lawyer.
This operation, carried out according to his adviser Bob Bauer in “full cooperation” with the federal police (FBI), took place for 3:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and “no document bearing mention of classification was found”, a-t he said in a statement. However, the investigators took with them documents related to his activities as vice-president (2009-2017).
In his press release, Bob Bauer specified that this operation, under the leadership of the Department of Justice, was “planned”, and promises to communicate when it is finished.
“For security and procedural reasons, [le FBI] wanted to proceed with this action without prior public communication and we decided to cooperate,” he said.
Federal police had previously previously searched another Joe Biden home in Delaware, located in the city of Wilmington, for confidential documents dating from the 80-year-old Democrat’s former roles as vice president and senator.
The president most often spends his weekends either in Wilmington or, less regularly, in Rehoboth.
Since last November, a series of confidential documents, the exact number and content of which remain unknown to this day, have been found either in an office occupied by Joe Biden in a Washington think tank, or in the house of Wilmington.
These documents date back to Joe Biden’s vice presidency (2009-2017) and his three decades in the Senate, during which he dealt extensively with foreign policy.
The Department of Justice has appointed a special prosecutor to investigate these discoveries, embarrassing for the Democratic president, because they evoke, despite many differences, a case of official archives taken to Florida by his predecessor Donald Trump.