A lawyer for US President Joe Biden said in a statement Saturday evening that the Department of Justice discovered more classified documents during a search of the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.
Attorney Bob Bauer said in a statement that the president offered entry to his “home to allow the Justice Department to search the entire building for potential vice president files and possible classified materials.”
Bauer added that Biden and his wife were not present during the search.
The lawyer stated that “the Ministry of Justice has acquired materials that it considered to be within the scope of its investigation, including six items consisting of documents marked with hashtags.”
Bauer said the search lasted about 12 hours and covered “all working, living and storage areas in the home.”
The pages are added to other documents found at home in Delaware, according to what the White House revealed last week, and other documents found last November, dating back to his time as a civilian in his former office at a Washington think tank.
Republican US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy urged Congress to investigate President Joe Biden after the classified documents were found.
“Congress should investigate this matter,” McCarthy said, referring to the Justice Department’s investigation into former President Donald Trump for keeping more than 100 classified documents at his home in Palm Beach, Florida.
On Thursday, Biden played down the uproar over the discovery of old, classified documents stored inappropriately among his private possessions, saying, “There is nothing.”
In response to a question about this subject put to him by reporters on his way to California, Biden replied, “Listen, we found some documents (…) that had been stored in the wrong place and we immediately turned them over to the Archives and the Department of Justice. We are fully cooperating and looking forward to resolving this.” Quickly”.
And US Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that he had appointed an independent prosecutor to investigate the case of documents found with Biden, just as he did in the same case facing Trump, to dispel suspicions of double standards.
However, the Republican opposition took advantage of its narrow majority in the House of Representatives and launched a parliamentary investigation and demanded more information.