USAs justisdepartement (DOJ) har beslaglagt ytterligere seks graderte dokumenter hjemme hos Joe Biden etter en FBI-ransaking fredag, opplyser assisterende statsadvokat hos påtalemyndigheten i delstaten Illinois’ nordlige rettsdistrikt, Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, til Fox News.
«On Jan. 20, 2023, the FBI executed a planned, consensual search of the President’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware,» Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, an assistant U.S. attorney to U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, told Fox News Saturday.
Lausch was the DOJ official running the investigation into Biden’s improper retention of classified records ahead of the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Hur. Fox News has learned Lausch is still playing an integral role in the probe as Hur gets up to speed.
FBI undersøkte Joe Bidens hjem i 12 timer, opplyser Fox.
Biden’s personal attorney Bob Bauer said Saturday evening the search covered «all working, living and storage spaces in the home.»
Dokumentene det gjelder, skriver seg fra Bidens tid som senator og visepresident.
«DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President,» Bauer said.
Justisminister Merrick Garland utnevnte nylig statsadvokat Robert Hur som spesialetterforsker med mandat til å granske Bidens uautoriserte oppbevaring av graderte dokumenter, etter at det den senere tiden er gjort flere lignende dokumentfunn.
Classified records were found inside the Washington, D.C., offices of the Penn Biden Center think tank on Nov. 2, 2022, but only disclosed to the public last week.
A second stash of classified documents was also found inside the garage of the president’s home in Wilmington. Last weekend, additional classified documents were found in the president’s home.
Det siste funnet er minst det femte i rekken, skriver Wall Street Journal.
Det hvite hus har gjentatte ganger nektet å kommentere innholdet i dokumentene, skriver Fox.