Following the search of President Joe Biden’s Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, home for classified material on Wednesday, investigators could now turn their eyes to Biden’s documents with the University of Delaware. Biden donated the documents from his time as a senator to the university after leaving the Senate to become former President Barack Obama’s vice in 2008.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) February 2, 2023
According to the Washington Times, Former FBI agents and government transparency advocates say that investigators must look through Biden’s files at the university if they plan to conduct a thorough investigation.
A former head of the FBI’s New York field office, Lewis Schiliro, argued that it is correct to assume that there are classified files at the university since the president brought them to his home and his office at the Biden Penn Center think tank.
Thomas J. Baker, who was an FBI agent for 33 years and served as an instructor at the agency’s training academy in Quantico, Virginia, revealed that the investigation’s objective is to secure all the classified documents; hence, investigators must “every possible place.”
Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) took to his Twitter account to demand the FBI search Biden’s files at the university for any classified documents.
The FBI needs to search the 1,850 boxes at the University of Delaware that contain Joe Biden’s Senate records for classified documents NOW! pic.twitter.com/ipNU2jC17y
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) January 29, 2023
“The FBI needs to search the 1,850 boxes at the University of Delaware that contain Joe Biden’s Senate records for classified documents,” Cruz wrote.
In a separate tweet, Cruz accused Hunter Biden of selling access to his father and called for a search of the first son’s home and offices for President Biden’s classified files.
Hunter Biden’s business was selling access to his father.
At a minimum, the FBI needs to search Hunter’s home and business addresses for classified documents. pic.twitter.com/a8GBxeu3Zu
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 2, 2023
“At a minimum, the FBI needs to search Hunter’s home and business addresses for classified documents,” Cruz tweeted.
While Biden consented to the search of his home, it remains to be seen if the university will permit a search without a warrant. The university has promised not to release the documents for public viewing until two years after Biden retired from public life. There are 1,875 boxes and 415 gigabytes of electronic records at the university from Biden’s 36 years as a senator.