According to sources familiar with the matter, Special Counsel Robert Hur, who was appointed to investigate President Joe Biden for mishandling classified documents, is not expected to file charges against anyone involved.
This development has raised questions about a potential double standard of justice, as former President Donald Trump was indicted by Special Counsel Jack Smith in June for mishandling similar classified documents.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Hur in January to investigate Biden after classified documents from his time as vice president were found at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC, and his Wilmington, Delaware, home. Hur, who was previously involved in the Justice Department’s knowledge of the Russia investigation against Trump, is expected to release a public report on his investigation by the end of the year.
Hur’s investigation has encompassed interviews with approximately 100 Biden aides, colleagues, and family members, including Joe Biden himself. The focus of the investigation has been on determining how the documents were handled and how they ended up in Biden’s possession at the Penn Biden Center and in his garage alongside his vintage Corvette.
Notably, the existence of the classified document scandal involving Joe Biden was leaked to CBS News on January 9, after Biden’s personal lawyers discovered the initial trove of documents on November 2. Reports suggested that Biden and the Department of Justice agreed to keep the scandal hidden from the public.
While Hur’s investigation may not result in charges against Biden, the House impeachment inquiry is still conducting its investigation into the alleged mishandling of classified documents. Recently, former White House Counsel Dana Remus was subpoenaed, and Oversight Committee Chair James Comer has requested the appearance of four additional White House employees for interviews.
It is important to note that Joe Biden’s handling of the classified documents is a significant concern, and some argue that his actions were worse than anything Trump did in a similar context. The perception of two systems of justice exists in the country, leading to the belief that Biden has been let off the hook due to his own corrupt political machinery.
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