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The DOJ considered involving FBI agents in monitoring a search by President Biden’s lawyers for classified documents in their homes. However, it opted not to do so, both to avoid complicating later stages of the investigation and because the lawyers had quickly turned over a first batch and were cooperating, according to people familiar with the matter who spoke to The Wall Street Journal.
According to the newspaper, after Biden’s lawyers discovered the documents marked classified, dating from his tenure as vice president, the Justice Department opened an investigation into why and how they got there.
“Mr. Biden’s legal team prepared to search his other properties for any similar documents, and discussed with the Justice Department the prospect of having FBI agents present while Mr. Biden’s lawyers conducted the additional searches,” said WSJ.
Following the discovery of classified documents at the president’s residence in Wilmington (Delaware), the White House is facing a crisis. The documents date back to the Obama-Biden administration and it is not clear exactly what kind of information they contain or who had access to them.
Biden is currently facing political blowback over the discovery of classified documents in his home. Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to oversee the federal investigation of the scandal.