The search comes more than a week after Biden’s lawyers found six other classified documents from his time as vice president in the president’s home library.

WASHINGTON — The FBI searched President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware on Friday, found six classified documents and seized some of his notes, a lawyer for the president said Saturday.

Bob Bauer, the president’s personal attorney, said the search of the entire facility lasted nearly 13 hours. The classified documents cover Biden’s time in the Senate and vice presidency, while the memos date to his time as vice president. The search comes more than a week after Biden’s lawyers found six other classified documents in the president’s home library from his time as vice president, and nearly three months after lawyers found a small number of classified documents in his former offices at the Penn Biden Center in Washington.

The president and first lady Jill Biden were not in the house during the search. They spend the weekend at their home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

Bauer said the FBI had asked the White House not to comment on the search until it was conducted. He said the FBI “had full access to the president’s home, including personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules and memos going back decades.”

The Justice Department, he added, “has obtained material it believes to be within the scope of its investigation, including six items consisting of classified documents and surrounding material, some of which were from the President’s Senate service, and some of them were from being vice president.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed former Maryland state attorney Robert Gurr as special counsel to investigate any potential wrongdoing related to the Biden documents.

“From the very beginning, the president has been committed to handling this responsibly because he takes it seriously,” White House counsel Richard Sauber said Saturday. “The president’s lawyers and the White House counsel’s office will continue to work with the Justice Department and the special counsel to ensure that this process is swift and efficient.”

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