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Will Biden’s personal home be raided like former President Donald Trump?
However, classified documents were discovered at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement that Biden took during his time as Vice President.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed the U.S. attorney in Chicago to review classified documents discovered at the center. The classified documents from Joe Biden’s vice presidency were discovered at the think tank associated with the current president.
“The roughly 10 documents are from President Biden’s vice-presidential office at the center, the sources said. CBS News has learned the FBI is also involved in the U.S. attorney’s inquiry. The classified material was identified by personal attorneys for Mr. Biden on Nov. 2, just before the midterm elections, Richard Sauber, special counsel to the president confirmed. The documents were discovered when Mr. Biden’s personal attorneys were packing files housed in a locked closet to prepare to vacate office space at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C. The documents were contained in a folder that was in a box with other unclassified papers, the sources said. The sources revealed neither what the classified documents contain nor their level of classification. A source familiar told CBS News the documents did not contain nuclear secrets,” CBS News reported.
Sauber said the materials were discovered on November 2 and the National Archives took possession of them the following morning.
“The discovery of these documents was made by the President’s attorneys,” Sauber said.
“The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives. Since that discovery, the President’s personal attorneys have cooperated with the Archives and the Department of Justice in a process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives.”
Garland assigned U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch to find out how the classified materials ended up a the Penn Biden Center.
The review is the first step, and the attorney general will decide whether a further investigation is necessary. This could possibly include a special counsel.
Lausch was nominated to be U.S. attorney by former President Donald Trump, and he is one of only two current Trump-era U.S. attorneys still serving today.
CBS News also reported:
Lausch recently briefed the attorney general and will eventually submit a final report to Garland. The review is expected to conclude soon. The Penn Biden Center is a think tank about a mile from the White House, in Washington, D.C., that is affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and named for the sitting president. The Presidential Records Act requires all presidential and vice-presidential documents to be turned over to the National Archives. There are special protocols to keep classified information secure.
All this information is very interesting after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in early August of 2022, for a similar reason.
John Ratcliffe, a former U.S. congressman from Texas, told Fox News that the FBI “didn’t find what they were looking” in Trump’s home.
“I was a former federal prosecutor, United States attorney. Let me tell you what this is about. Good prosecutors with good cases play it straight. They don’t need to play games,” Ratcliffe said, in reference to Justice Department officials. “They don’t need to shop for judges, they don’t need to leak intelligence that may or may not exist.”
Will Biden face the same treatment as former President Trump? I think we all know the answer to that question.