The Department of Justice (DOJ) decided not to send FBI agents to the house of the president of Joe Biden in Delaware to monitor the search for classified documents by their attorneys, as it did in the case of Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago on August 8.
Sources familiar with the matter revealed to ABC News that both Joe Biden’s legal representatives, as well as those of the Department of Justice They agreed to let the president’s lawyers conduct unguarded searches of classified documents.
The deal, according to informants, came about because Biden and his lawyers have cooperated with the Justice Department. and even reported since they found the first package of classified documents. The deal between the DOJ and Biden’s legal team was sealed after about 10 documents with classified marks, some relating to Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom, were found in the president’s former office at the Penn Biden think tank. Center on November 2.
The Wall Street Journal reported that DOJ officials also opted for the hands-off approach to avoid complicating future phases of the investigation and not interfere with the work of special counsel Robert Hur.
After such information was leaked, neither the Department of Justice nor the FBI have been encouraged to comment on the discussions on classified documents.
“(In the case of Biden) it has to do with someone who came forward and self-informed ‘we found these few documents’, (then) they turned them over,” former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman told the aforementioned outlet. “If Trump had done the same, there would have been no grand jury, there probably wouldn’t have been a search warrant and it probably would have prevented a potential criminal issue.”
The first batch of documents, consisting of 10 classified files, were found by legal representatives while closing down a Washington, DC-based office in the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagementwhich the president used as part of his relationship with the University of Pennsylvania where he served as an honorary member and professor from 2017 to 2019 were reported.
The Biden lawyers voluntarily returned the files last November and avoided reporting the documents as “lost”. Four days later, the White House confirmed that a second batch of classified documents turned up in the garage of Biden’s Delaware home.
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Source: La Opinion