DOJ weighs expanding Biden document search: report

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DOJ weighs expanding Biden document search: report

The Justice Department is considering additional searches for classified documents at other locations connected to President Biden — as the commander-in-chief escaped to his Rehoboth Beach house over the weekend, according to a report.

On Friday, federal agents found more classified materials stashed away at the 80-year-old president’s Wilmington, Del. home including some dating back to his time as vice president.

Now, DOJ officials are considering extending the search for the sensitive documents to other locations connected to Biden, CBS reported on Saturday, citing a source familiar with the investigation.

One of those sites would presumably include the president’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., which is roughly 90 miles away from the Wilmington residence. 

President Biden, at a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Jan. 13, has found himself entangled in an investigation into his handling of classified documents.
President Biden has found himself entangled in an investigation into his handling of classified documents.
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Classified documents were discovered at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., in November.
Classified documents were discovered at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., in November.
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President Biden's Wilmington, Del., home where classified documents were found.
President Biden’s Wilmington, Del., home where classified documents were found.
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Biden’s personal attorney conducted an earlier search of the Rehoboth Beach property but found no classified documents. 

The president spent the weekend in Rehoboth as the FBI carried out the search of his Wilmington home. 

Biden’s attorneys found classified documents at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., in November and more sensitive records were found in December and earlier this month at the Wilmington home. 

Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel, Robert Hur, to investigate Biden’s handling of the classified documents.

In November, Garland named veteran prosecutor Jack Smith to investigate former President Donald Trump after boxes of classified documents were uncovered at his Mar-a-Lago Florida resort after an FBI raid in August. 

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