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FBI seized Biden notebooks that may reference classified material in Delaware home search

Posted by JJ The Psychotherapist on January 27, 2023 at 11:45 PM

FBI seized Biden notebooks that may reference classified material in Delaware home search

According to a recent report, notebooks used by President Biden during his tenure as Vice President were among the materials seized by the FBI during a search of his Delaware home last week. These notebooks reportedly contain some of the President's writings related to official White House business, such as notes on diplomatic engagements during his time as Vice President under Barack Obama. Although the notebooks themselves did not have classified markings, some of the notes inside them may reference sensitive material.

A person familiar with the investigation stated that the President had a significant collection of notebooks with handwritten notes on both personal and official subjects, including his family life and experiences as Vice President. Since some of these notes pertain to official White House business, they may fall under the Presidential Records Act and should have been handed over to the National Archives at the end of the Obama presidency.

An anonymous individual close to the President told NBC News that it is unlikely that the President packed up the notebooks himself to take them to his Wilmington home. “He’s not putting anything in boxes,” they said.

The FBI's search of the President's Wilmington mansion, which lasted for 13 hours, resulted in the discovery of six more documents marked as classified, some dating back to Biden's days as a senator. White House Counsel Ian Sams described the FBI's search for documents as "a planned consensual search" in a call with reporters on Monday.

The initial discovery of around 10 classified documents at the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington, D.C on November 2 sparked the Justice Department's investigation into the President's handling of sensitive papers. Before last Friday, the Justice Department decided against having FBI agents oversee searches of Biden's Delaware homes, as his attorneys were deemed to be cooperating with the DOJ's investigation, according to the Wall Street Journal.

To investigate how the classified documents ended up at the President's think tank and home in Delaware, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed former Maryland U.S. Attorney Robert Hur as a special counsel earlier this month.

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