A thirteen hour search of President Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home resulted in the recovery of six more documents with classified markings.
The search began on Friday around 9:45 a.m. and concluded at 10:30 p.m. and covered all working, living and storage spaces in the home, according to Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney. Representatives of both Biden’s personal legal team and the White House Counsel’s Office were present for the search.
“The President’s lawyers and White House Counsel’s Office will continue to cooperate with DOJ and the Special Counsel to help ensure this process is conducted swiftly and efficiently,” Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president, said in a Saturday statement.
“DOJ had full access to the president’s home, including personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules, and reminders going back decades,” Bauer said. The items were from Biden’s time in the Senate and included handwritten notes from his vice presidential years.
Bauer also added that the DOJ requested that the search not be made public in advance, in accordance with its standard procedures, and that the president’s legal team agreed to cooperate.
A spokesman for the White House counsel’s office confirmed there was no warrant for the search, as the President offered the DOJ access to the home.
The president and first lady Jill Biden were not present for the search. Both are spending the weekend at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.