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What documents were found in Biden’s house?

Ben Bob Bauer, US President Joe Biden’s personal attorney, said on Sunday that a new search of the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, which lasted more than 12 hours on Friday, revealed six more documents marked classified.

He added that some of the classified documents and “surrounding materials” date back to Biden’s term in the Senate, where he represented Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

Bauer also noted that “some of the documents were from his tenure as vice president in the Obama administration, from 2009 to 2017.”

The Justice Department also recorded some notes Biden wrote personally as vice president under Obama, according to the attorney.

The documents join a trove of other classified government records discovered earlier this month at Biden’s residence in Wilmington, and in November another trove was found in a private office he kept at a think tank in Washington, D.C. after ending their tenure as vice president in the Obama administration. in 2017.

The White House commented that all documents discovered prior to the Department of Justice search on Friday were found by Biden’s lawyers.

Earlier this month, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate Biden’s retention of government records as vice president.

Former President Donald Trump is under criminal investigation by another special counsel for taking hundreds of classified records and other government documents from the White House when he left office.

By law, presidents and vice presidents must return government documents to the National Archives and Records Administration when they leave office.

In his statement Saturday, Bauer said the president’s legal team has offered the Department of Justice access to Biden’s private residence to allow “a search of the entire building for possible vice president records and potential classified materials.”

Biden’s attorney confirmed that this offer was made in order to move the process forward as quickly as possible.

On Friday, he said, “the Department of Justice completed a thorough search of all materials at the home of President Wilmington.”

He explained that the Justice Department had “full access to the president’s home” which included “personally handwritten notes, files, papers, folders, keepsakes, to-do lists, schedules, and reminders going back decades.”

The Justice Department said it acquired material it deemed to be within the scope of its investigation, including six items consisting of documents with hashtags and surrounding material, some from the president’s Senate service and some from his tenure as vice president.

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