According to his lawyer, six additional documents with classification markings were found at the Delaware home of US President Joe Biden.
Bob Bauer stated that the Justice Department searched Mr Biden ‘s Wilmington home on Friday. He said it took approximately 13 hours.
Bauer stated that the Justice Department took possession of six documents and other materials it considered relevant to its inquiry. Some of these were from the President’s time in the Senate, while others were from his tenure at the Vice President’s office.
He also said that the prosecutors “took for further examination personally handwritten notes from vice-presidential year”
During the entire duration of the search at their house, neither Mr Biden nor Jill Biden first lady were present.
Mr Biden’s legal staff acknowledged earlier this month that it had discovered classified documents related to his time in the Obama administration as vice-president.
His assistants previously discovered another set of classified documents at his home, as well as at a Washington think tank he was affiliated with.
A few days later, Mr Biden’s lawyers stated that five more pages with classified markings had been discovered at the president’s home, Delaware. Previously, they said only one page had been found.
Richard Sauber, a White House lawyer, stated in a statement that six pages of classified documents had been discovered by a search of President Barack Obama’s private library.
Robert Hur, a former US Attorney, is investigating the apparent mishandling classified documents and official records by the Obama administration. He was appointed this month as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Galrland.
Mr. Sauber stated that the White House would continue to cooperate with Mr. Hur’s investigation.
A special counsel was appointed to investigate classified documents discovered in Biden’s former office and his home.
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These revelations have been slowly emerging over the last few weeks, raising concerns among his allies that his office is not in control of the growing scandal.
Republicans sought to make a comparison between the investigation into Mr Biden’s handling classified documents and the ongoing probe into the way that Donald Trump handled classified papers after his presidency.
However, the White House previously stated that the cases were different because Mr Biden’s investigation team cooperated with authorities and handed over documents. Mr Trump, on his part, resisted until an FBI search of his Florida home.
In cases involving mishandling of classified data, the Department of Justice has imposed a strict legal bar to bring criminal charges. It requires that the person be intent to break the law and not just careless or negligent.