FBI searches think tank linked to Biden after documents found in his private office

FBI searches think tank linked to Biden after documents found in his private office

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation looked at a think tank linked to President Joe Biden after documents were found in his private office at the organization in mid-November by his aides.

The FBI search of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement was conducted with the help of Biden's representatives and a search warrant was not sought, according to people familiar with the matter.

The federal agency's search was not previously disclosed by the White House, Biden's personal lawyers, or the Department of Justice, according to the report.

Why it Matters: In August of last year, former President Donald Trump said that the FBI was raiding his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida. A later affidavit revealed that 15 boxes of documents were recovered from the estate.

Secret papers were found by the Justice Department at his Delaware home after being discovered by the Justice Department in the wake of the discovery of classified documents from Biden's private office.

The FBI had searched the Delaware home at the invitation of Biden's lawyers, according to CBS News.

The lawyer for the Trump-era vice president Mike Pence also discovered classified documents at the former leader's Indiana home last week.

There is no clarity as to whether or not the FBI has searched Pence's home. The National Archives asked the last six administrations to check their records for classified or presidential records in their possession, according to CBS News.

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