The FBI searched President Joe Biden's beach house in Rehoboth, Delaware, in connection with his classified documents scandal.
The search is the third to take place since Nov. 2, the date that Biden's lawyers claim they first discovered documents marked as classified from Joe's time as vice president.
The White House was alerted about this issue as soon as it was found, but still waited two months to address the issue with the American public. Even then, it was CBS News that filled in America, not the federal government.
A third source familiar with the investigation tells CBS News the search was planned with Biden’s attorneys and consensual. No warrant was sought for this search.
— Arden Farhi (@ArdenFarhi) February 1, 2023
Biden's attorney, Bob Bauer, addressed the Feb. 1 search with the media the day it happened:
Today, with the President’s full support and cooperation, the DOJ is conducting a planned search of his home in Rehoboth, Delaware. Under DOJ’s standard procedures, in the interests of operational security and integrity, it sought to do this without advance public notice, and we agreed to cooperate.