Comments White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre made about the search on Biden’s Wilmington, Del. home being “complete” has come under scrutiny after an FBI search of the home revealed more documents were stored in his residence.
Jean-Pierre’s remarks suggested no more documents would be discovered in the home.
Yet, nine days after Jean-Pierre insisted the search was complete, the Department of Justice discovered six more documents containing classification markings in Biden’s home.
The discovery was made on Friday (January 20), with the revelation of the search only occurring on Saturday.
Joseph D. Fitzpatrick, Assistant to U.S. Attorney for Illinois’ Northern District, John Lausch, confirmed the search, explaining it was conducted on Friday and that the search had been “planned’ and was “consensual.”
The President’s personal attorney Bob Bauer also confirmed the search on Saturday, adding that the Department of Justice was given “full access to the President’s home.”
According to Bauer, the access included “personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules, and reminders going back decades.”
The search and subsequent discoveries are at odds with Jean-Pierre’s assertions from the White House podium on January 12.
The White House Press Secretary made her remarks during a White House press conference, in which she insisted that the search on Biden’s home was “complete” and in “the hands of the special counsel.”
She reiterated that “the search is complete” later in the press conference.
Just a day after Jean-Pierre’s assertions, White House Special Counsel, Richard Sauber, revealed Biden’s lawyers found more documents.