Recent reports suggest that during the “consensual” search the FBI conducted on President Joe Biden’s Wilmington, Del. home; they seized notebooks in addition to at least six other classified documents.
According to a report by NBC News, personal handwritten notebooks were removed from Biden’s possession during the nearly 13-hour search the FBI conducted on Biden’s home.
Citing sources with knowledge of the removal, NBC News revealed that the notebooks were seized because the FBI discovered Biden had written about his time as Vice President, including “diplomatic engagements,” from his tenure.
These notes may have referenced classified material.
When a spokesperson for Biden’s attorney, Bob Bauer, was questioned about the notebooks’ seizure, the spokesperson referenced a statement that had been issued addressing the reasoning.
Instead, the spokesperson claimed Bauer’s office wouldn’t “comment on the accuracy of reports of this nature.”
Bauer had previously revealed that all material removed from Biden’s Wilmington home was in the scope of the ongoing investigation into the alleged mishandling of classified material.
Bauer explained that the FBI “took possession of [classified documents] it deemed within the scope of its inquiry.”
Reports also revealed that part of the DOJ’s search was a comprehensive sift of Biden’s “personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules, and reminder” that went apparently “back decades.”
Trump was the first to be embroiled in a classified document scandal, though he asserted that he declassified the hundreds of classified documents found in his Mar-a-Lago home.