Investigators found no classified documents during a search of US President Joe Biden's weekend home on Wednesday. This was announced by one of Biden's lawyers, Bob Bauer. The FBI's search in the community of Rehoboth, Delaware, took place with the consent of the attorneys. As with the search of Biden's home in January, some materials and handwritten notes were taken that may be related to Biden's tenure as vice president.
In the past few weeks, confidential documents have repeatedly appeared in Biden's private rooms - in Delaware and the US capital Washington. The public only found out about some of the finds when the media reported on them. Attorney General Merrick Garland hired a special counsel to investigate the incidents. The US government was criticized for its information policy.
FBI agents had already searched Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in the state of Florida last August and confiscated numerous secret documents. In this case, a special prosecutor was appointed in November.
A US law requires presidents and vice presidents to turn over all their emails, letters and other documents to the National Archives after leaving office. Just last week it became known that secret files had also been discovered in the house of Trump's former Vice President Mike Pence.