Posted BY: Kara | NwoReport
Political figures and experts weighed in on the FBI’s search of President Joe Biden’s home on Friday, saying that Biden consented to the search because the next step would’ve involved federal investigators getting a search warrant.
The White House claimed that the search was not the subject of a warrant or court-authorized process, and was instead voluntary.
Assistant US Attorney Joseph Fitzpatrick said that the “FBI executed a planned, consensual search of the President’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware.”
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“DOJ took possession of materials it deemed within the scope of its inquiry, including six items consisting of documents with classification markings and surrounding materials, some of which were from the President’s service in the Senate and some of which were from his tenure as Vice President,” Bob Bauer, Biden’s personal lawyer, said in a statement. “DOJ also took for further review personally handwritten notes from the vice-presidential years.” Bauer said that the FBI asked the White House not to comment on the search until it was over. Bauer claimed that the FBI “had full access to the President’s home, including personally handwritten notes, files, papers, binders, memorabilia, to-do lists, schedules, and reminders going back decades.”Former Chief Asst. U.S. Attorney Andy McCarthy said that Biden really did not have a choice over whether to allow the FBI to search his home.“Biden didn’t consent to the FBI search b/c he’s Mr. Cooperation. He consented b/c there was a probable cause of crimes,” McCarthy said. “If he didn’t agree, the next step would’ve been special counsel getting a search warrant (ie, judicial finding of probable
cause). Wanted to avoid that.”