White House: DOJ searched Biden home after 'voluntary, proactive offer' by lawyers

By Steve Holland, Nandita Bose and Jarrett Renshaw WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The White House said on Monday that a search by the Justice Department of President Joe Biden's

home on Friday had been carried out after a "voluntary, proactive offer" by his personal lawyers to the department. The White House Counsel's Office also said it was

reviewing recent record requests from the Republican-led House Oversight Committee and pledged to respect legislative oversight but warned its cooperation may be limited by

executive privilege and an ongoing Department of Justice investigation. A new search of Biden's home in Wilmington, Delaware, by the department had found six more items,

including documents with classification markings, a lawyer for the president said in a statement on Saturday night. It was the latest in a string of discoveries of classified

documents at Biden's Wilmington home and at a temporary office at the University of Pennsylvania. Some of the most recently disclosed classified documents and "surrounding

materials" dated from Biden's tenure in the U.S. Senate, where he represented Delaware from 1973 to 2009, according to his lawyer, Bob Bauer. Other documents had been from his

tenure as vice president in the Obama administration, from 2009 through 2017, Bauer said. "This was a voluntary, proactive offer by the president's personal lawyers to DOJ

to have access to the home," said White House spokesperson Ian Sams. Sams declined to provide more clarity on the exact content of the materials taken from the Wilmington

house. Biden had been kept informed throughout this process, the White House said.