The Department of Justice (DOJ) reportedly decided against monitoring President Joe Biden‘s legal team as it searched the president’s Wilmington, Delaware, home for classified documents.
DOJ officials considered sending FBI agents to monitor the search conducted by Biden’s personal attorneys, but decided against the oversight to avoid “complicating” the investigation and because Biden’s legal team had been cooperative, according to The Wall Street Journal.
After 10 classified documents were found in Biden’s office at a think tank in D.C., Biden’s attorneys prepared to search the president’s other properties for sensitive government papers. DOJ officials met with Biden’s attorneys ahead of the search, and the two sides agreed to allow Biden’s team to conduct the search without immediate oversight from the FBI, people familiar with the matter told WSJ.
Classified documents connected with Biden were first found in his private office at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C., on November 2, less than a week before the 2022 midterm elections. Read more…