Biden’s Classified Docs Scandal Made Public

Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that Special Counsel Robert Hur has concluded his inquiry into allegations that President Joe Biden improperly handled classified documents while serving as Vice President. Garland communicated this development to the leaders of the judiciary committees in both the House and Senate, stating that Hur’s final findings have been presented to both the White House and Biden’s personal attorney for an initial review, particularly to assess any matters of executive privilege.

Garland assured that following the White House’s examination, the report will be forwarded to Congress, with a commitment to disclose as much of the findings to the public as legally and policy-wise feasible.

The White House, through spokesperson Ian Sams, expects the privilege assessment of the report to be finalized by week’s end.

Earlier reports from the Washington Post, citing officials, indicated that while Hur’s report may cast a critical eye on Biden’s management of classified materials, it is unlikely to recommend criminal charges. The investigation scrutinized documents from Biden’s tenure as Vice President under Barack Obama (2009-2017) and his time in the U.S. Senate, which were discovered at his residence and former office.

In contrast, Donald Trump, Biden’s main competitor in the upcoming November election and former President, is currently facing a 40-count federal indictment related to his possession of highly sensitive national security documents at his Florida estate post-presidency in 2021 and alleged efforts to hinder the government’s recovery of these documents.

The Washington Post sought to underline the distinctions between the investigations into Biden and Trump, noting, for instance, that the Biden case involved fewer than 20 documents, whereas about 300 documents were implicated in the Trump case. Furthermore, while Trump has been accused of attempting to deceive investigators, Biden, along with numerous present and past aides, cooperated with Hur’s investigation, including a personal interview in October.

Trump and his supporters have decried what they perceive as unequal treatment under the law, arguing that Trump is being unjustly targeted while Biden appears to face less severe scrutiny. Trump has voiced his frustrations on platforms like Truth Social, decrying “SELECTIVE PROSECUTION!!!!”

According to Biden’s team, as reported by the Post, the presence of the documents at Biden’s home and office was unintentional and resulted from careless handling by staff.

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