No charges filed in Biden classified document case

An investigation conducted on classified documents discovered at President Joe Biden’s residence and the office of a think tank he utilized has concluded without any evident charges, as per a letter conveyed to Congress on Wednesday.

The letter sent by Attorney General Merrick Garland to congressional leaders did not include a copy of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report. The report is currently being reviewed by a legal privilege team. Although the letter did not provide many details about the investigation, it did not mention any specific charges either.

The attorney general announced that Hur submitted his final report on Monday, and it is anticipated that the majority of its contents will be released to the public in the near future.

In a one-page letter, Garland expressed his dedication to ensuring maximum public access to the Special Counsel’s report. He emphasized the importance of adhering to legal requirements and Department policy in this endeavor.

Garland mentioned that the report’s release was pending a legal privilege review conducted by the White House Counsel’s Office under President Biden.

According to White House spokesperson Ian Sams, the review is expected to be completed by the end of this week.

In January 2023, the attorney general designated Hur to carry out an autonomous probe into the unearthing of classified documents in the garage of Biden’s Delaware residence and in files at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.

About two months after Garland appointed former federal prosecutor Jack Smith as special counsel to investigate the handling of classified documents by former President Donald Trump at his home in Florida and other locations, Hur was also named as special counsel.

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Around 300 classified documents were discovered at Trump’s residence in Palm Beach, while approximately 20 were found at the Biden-related locations.

In October, Hur and his team conducted a series of interviews with Biden that spanned over two days.

In the subsequent month, officials, who wished to remain anonymous, stated that they did not anticipate any criminal charges to be filed in the case.

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