A source familiar with the investigation into President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents told CNN the FBI has conducted two additional searches at the University of Delaware, the President’s alma mater. The source added that Biden’s legal team gave consent and was in cooperation with the searches.
The searches were previously undisclosed but conducted “in recent weeks” CNN reported. According to the University of Delaware’s website, its library “is home to an extensive collection of papers from the president’s time in the Senate.” Additionally, the website states “the more than 1,850 boxes of records have not been open to the public since the collection arrived at the university in 2012.”
CNN reported the following details about the search at the University:
Investigators retrieved materials from two university locations on two different days. The material did not appear to have classified markings, according to the source, but they are now being reviewed by the FBI.
They examined two separate batches of documents during the searches: an archive of materials from Biden’s time in the US Senate and documents that Biden sent to the university in recent years.
CNN also noted the proverbial ‘runaround’ in order to get further information: “Molly Levinson, a spokeswoman for the president’s personal attorney, did not comment and referred inquiries to the Justice Department. A spokesman for the White House also referred inquiries to the Justice Department.”
However, the “Justice Department declined to comment and The University of Delaware did not respond to a request for comment” CNN writes.