The Justice Department (DOJ) allowed President Joe Biden's lawyers to search for classified documents in his Delaware home without FBI monitoring.
The DOJ considered sending FBI agents but decided against it, drawing outrage from many Americans.
DOJ Allowed Biden’s Legal Team To Search For Documents With No FBI Watching https://t.co/oTpQCJ2xss
— Conservative Brief (@ConservBrief) January 18, 2023
"Those deliberations, which haven’t previously been reported, shed new light on how the Biden team’s efforts to cooperate with investigators have thus far helped it avoid more aggressive actions by law enforcement," the Wall Street Journal reported.
"In the week since news reports first surfaced about the documents, the incident has drawn parallels to the discovery of a much larger number of documents at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, which federal agents obtained a warrant to search in August," it added.
A politicized DoJ allowed unsecured, personal attorneys of Biden to search through piles of classified documents? This is turning into one hell of a sh*t show!
We need House committee hearings on all this immediately. https://t.co/nrGPKn6k4b
— David Asman (@DavidAsmanfox) January 18, 2023
The Biden legal team has not shown that they have the security clearances allowed to handle the classified documents.
The White House was also blasted for claiming that Biden's Delaware home has no visitor logs to record those who have been inside the house.
Former President Donald Trump blasted the lack of security in a post on Truth Social.
“The White House just announced that there are no LOGS or information of any kind on visitors to the Wilmington house and flimsy, unlocked, and unsecured, but now very famous, garage. Maybe they are smarter than we think! This is one of the seemingly many places where HIGHLY CLASSIFIED documents are stored (in a big pile on the damp floor),” the former president said.
“Mar-a-Lago is a highly secured facility, with Security Cameras all over the place, and watched over by staff & our great Secret Service. I have INFO on everyone!” he added.
The controversy follows the discovery of classified documents from Biden's time as vice president found in his Penn Biden Center office in Washington. Two other sets of classified materials were found in his Delaware home, including one batch in his garage.
The latest findings push against Biden's claims of transparency, as there are many unanswered questions surrounding how the documents were moved and why.
The news that his own lawyers were allowed to search for any other documents also complicates the matter, as they were given access to areas that could hold materials related to the nation's security.