South Korea president's office to block search of residence

South Korea's presidential office says it won't allow prosecutors to search the president's residence as part of an investigation of the massive corruption scandal that toppled President Park Geun-hye from power.

Prosecutors are pushing to question Park and search Blue House for information around the scandal that led to her impeachment in December. The Constitutional Court is holding a trial to decide whether to formally unseat her.

Park has said she's willing to be questioned. But her office opposes any search and says a law blocks most searches in areas with state secrets.

The office of special prosecutors on Thursday said it still wants to search the Blue House but didn't elaborate.