According to reporting by Fox News, the Department of Justice has seized classified documents from President Joe Biden’s Home in Wilmington, Del., following a search the FBI conducted on Friday (January 20).
Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, an assistant to John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney of the Northern District in Illinois, explained that the FBI’s search of Biden’s Wilmington home was “planned [and] consensual.”
Before Special Counsel Robert Hur was appointed, John Lausch was the DOJ’s central figure in the investigation into Biden’s unauthorized storage of classified documents.
According to reports, he is still playing an integral role in the probe until Hur is up to speed with the investigation.
The FBI conducted a more than 12-hour search of Biden’s home, starting at 09:45 am and ending at 10:30 pm.
Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal attorney, revealed that the FBI searched “all working, living, and storage spaces” on the property.
Bauer added that since the outset of the discovery of the classified documents, Biden had instructed his attorneys to “fully cooperate with the Department of Justice.”
He added that it was under that desire to cooperate that after handing over “a small number of documents with classification markings,” the decision was made to make the home available for a DOJ search.
Bauer explained that Biden and his attorneys agreed to give the DOJ “prompt access” to the home to move “the process forward as expeditiously as possible.”
The decision included allowing the “DOJ to conduct a search of the entire premises for potential vice-presidential records and potential classified material.”