Bob Bauer, Joe Biden’s attorney, said the FBI did take with them handwritten notes and some materials for further review. The search took three-and-half hours.
“The Justice Department’s planned search of the President’s Rehoboth house, conducted in coordination and cooperation with the President´s attorneys, has concluded. No documents with classified markings were found,” Bauer stated.
The search of Biden’s second Delaware residence was expected, but nonetheless amounted to another indication that the investigation into the president’s handling of classified material will continue dogging the White House for the coming weeks and months.
Reporters positioned in the coastal community observed black sport utility vehicles and sedans arriving to the home mid-morning. Biden’s personal attorneys previously searched the Rehoboth home on January 11 and found no classified documents.
The FBI search in Rehoboth marks the third known occasion that federal agents have searched properties associated with Biden to look for classified material.
The search comes on the day that the Justice Department announced special counsel Robert Hur officially began his job overseeing the investigation of Biden’s handling of classified documents. Hur takes over for US Attorney John Lausch who conducted an initial review that has since become a full blown criminal investigation.
Hur, who previously served as US attorney in Maryland, was nominated to that position by then-President Donald Trump in 2017. He served in the role until his resignation in 2021. In the job, Hur played a key role in a number of high-profile cases, including a children’s book scandal involving then-Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh that resulted in Pugh being sentenced to three years in prison.