Us department of justice (doj) investigators have recently conducted a 13-hour search of president joe biden’s delaware home, during which they found six classified documents. the documents seized at the wilmington property were from his time as a senator and others from his tenure as vice-president under barack obama, as well as personally handwritten notes and surrounding materials. neither president biden nor his wife were present during the search.
Search of the president’s home was conducted on friday, and the first batch of classified documents was found on 2 november at the penn biden center, a think-tank the president founded in washington dc. another document was found at his wilmington home on 12 january, and a second batch of records was found there on 20 december.
Biden offered access to his home to allow the doj to conduct a search of the entire premises for potential vice-presidential records and potential classified material. after finding the documents, the president said his team immediately turned them over to the national archives and the justice department. a special counsel, robert hur, has been appointed to lead the investigation into how the documents were handled. former us president donald trump also faces a probe over his alleged mishandling of hundreds of classified documents at his florida mar-a-lago residence.