According to a recent report, the FBI searched the University of Delaware twice as part of its inquiry into President Joe Biden’s handling of secret materials.
A source informed CNN recently that says the searches were carried out with the assistance of Biden’s legal counsel. Although the materials seized during the searches did not appear to bear any classified markings, the FBI is currently reviewing them, the source continued.
The FBI and the University of Delaware withheld comment in favor of the Department of Justice. The DOJ was contacted by The Daily Wire for comment. Neither Biden’s lawyers nor the White House had commented on the newly discovered searches, but the president’s aides have previously stated they didn’t want to jump on inquiries.
The dispute over the documents began in early November, when, in accordance with Biden’s legal team, some ten records tagged as classified were discovered when purging Biden’s office at the Penn Biden Center. But it wasn’t until CBS News broke the tale of a probe by U.S. Attorney John Lausch that the revelation was made public.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as special counsel after Lausch’s initial analysis in order to investigate if “any person or business violated the law in connection with this situation.”
Since then, the FBI has conducted searches at Biden’s residences in Wilmington, Delaware, Rehoboth, Delaware, and the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.
At the Wilmington facility, classified documents from Biden’s time as vice president or even as a senator of the United States have been located, but no similar items with secret markings have been located at the Rehoboth location.
The Justice Department confiscated several documents and handwritten notes from the Rehoboth property that appear to be related to Biden’s time as vice president for further study, according to the personal attorney representing Joe Biden, Bob Bauer.
Biden earned a double major in political science and history from the University of Delaware in 1965. On June 6, 2012, more than 1,850 boxes of archive materials from Biden’s time in the Senate arrived at the University of Delaware Library, according to the university’s website. These materials won’t be made public until two years after Biden leaves the public eye. The Joseph R. Biden, Jr. School of Public Policy and Administration is housed at the university.
One of those who requested that the federal investigators review Biden’s Senate files, which are kept at the University of Delaware, to see if they contained any secret information was Sen. Ted Cruz.
The National Archives has requested that other past presidents and vice presidents search their houses for classified items after finding classified documents in the residences of former President Donald Trump and former Vice President Mike Pence.
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