WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. is conducting a search of President Biden’s trip house in Rehoboth Seashore, Del., the president’s private lawyer mentioned on Wednesday morning, as investigators proceed wanting into his possession of categorized paperwork.
The search, like at the very least two others performed at areas related to Mr. Biden, was undertaken with the cooperation of the president and his authorized staff. It was not clear whether or not any paperwork had been recovered on the seashore home.
“At present, with the president’s full help and cooperation, the D.O.J. is conducting a deliberate search of his house in Rehoboth, Del.,” Bob Bauer, Mr. Biden’s private lawyer, mentioned in assertion. “Below D.O.J.’s customary procedures, within the pursuits of operational safety and integrity, it sought to do that work with out advance public discover, and we agreed to cooperate.”
Mr. Bauer added that he would offer “additional info on the conclusion of in the present day’s search.”
The F.B.I. motion is the newest in a sequence of revelations that Mr. Biden — who sharply criticized former President Donald J. Trump’s mishandling of categorized authorities recordsdata at his residence in Florida — saved supplies that ought to have been returned to the Nationwide Archives after he left workplace in January 2017.
A Justice Division spokesman declined to remark.
On Tuesday, information media retailers, together with The Occasions, reported that the F.B.I. had performed an analogous search at a Washington suppose tank, the Penn-Biden Heart, in mid-November after the president’s aides found a small cache of categorized paperwork there that month.