FBI agents conducted a search of the Democrat president’s private office at the Penn Biden Center just before the 2022 midterm elections, but kept the operation quiet, according to reports.
On November 2, classified documents connected were first found in Biden’s private office, less than a week before Election Day.
The documents were at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington, D.C.
However, the White House, Biden’s lawyers, and Biden’s Department of Justice kept the FBI’s role in the discovery hidden from the public.
CBS News is now reporting that the FBI was at the building searching the office.
The outlet notes that the search was conducted with the cooperation of Biden’s team and that a search warrant was not needed.
This discovery of the documents was kept hidden until this month, while the FBI’s involvement has not been disclosed until now.
Since the first batch was discovered, Biden’s attorneys have located more classified documents at Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, on several separate occasions.
An unspecified number of classified documents were found in the garage on December 20.
Another top-secret document was found in Biden’s study on January 11, and five more were found in the study on January 12.
Federal officials confirmed two weeks ago that they found more classified material during a 13-hour FBI search of Biden’s home on January 20.
Last week, CNN reported that while Biden’s team claimed they were cooperative in dealing with the Department of Justice, federal investigators were prepared to get a warrant if Biden did not consent to the search.
Earlier this month, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland was forced to appoint former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur to investigate the issue.
Hur, who served during the Trump administration, was appointed to serve as special counsel in the investigation.
The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, who was assigned to do an initial review of the case, recommended to Garland that a special counsel be appointed.
CNN described the special counsel investigation by Hur as a “full-blown criminal investigation.”
Biden made his first remarks about the investigation two weeks ago.
The president told reporters that it “quite frankly bugs” him that he was being asked questions about the matter.
“We’re fully cooperating, looking forward to getting this resolved quickly,” Biden claimed.
“I think you’re gonna find there’s nothing there.
“I have no regrets.
“I’m following what the lawyers have told me they want me to do — that’s exactly what we’re doing.
“There’s no there, there.”