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Special Counsel Conducts Interview with Biden Regarding Handling of Classified Documents

White House Confirms President Biden’s Interview with Independent Prosecutor’s Team Probing Classified Document Handling.

President Joe Biden has voluntarily participated in an interview with the independent prosecutor’s team investigating his management of classified documents while not in office, according to a statement from White House spokesman Ian Sams on Monday night.

“The voluntary interview was conducted at the White House over two days, Sunday and Monday, and concluded Monday,” Sams stated. “As we have said from the beginning, the President and the White House are cooperating with this investigation, and as it has been appropriate, we have provided relevant updates publicly, being as transparent as we can consistent with protecting and preserving the integrity of the investigation,” Sams added, directing further inquiries to the Department of Justice.

Multiple sources familiar with the matter told ABC News that special counsel Robert Hur oversaw and participated in the interview. However, Hur’s office declined to comment on the matter.

Sources suggest that the interview could indicate the investigation is nearing its conclusion. Still, the timing of the report is not imminent and might extend until the end of the year, according to insiders.

The federal investigation into Biden’s handling of sensitive government records has expanded into a comprehensive examination of Obama-era security protocols and internal White House processes, involving interviews with numerous witnesses, as sources familiar with the matter revealed.

Robert Hur, appointed as special counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland to oversee the Biden probe, has pledged to conduct a “fair, impartial, and dispassionate” investigation, emphasizing a thorough examination of facts “without fear or favor.”

The investigation originated from the discovery of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C., which served as Biden’s private office after his vice presidency. The White House informed the National Archives about these findings, leading to additional revelations of classified records in the garage of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home.

Approximately 25 classified documents were found in various locations associated with Biden. The appointment of special counsel Hur followed Biden’s personal attorney revealing the discovery of additional classified records, marking a crucial moment in the Justice Department’s decision to initiate a deeper investigation.

Biden has consistently downplayed his legal exposure, attributing the situation to a handful of documents filed incorrectly. In response to questions about the timing of disclosing the documents before the midterm elections, Biden expressed confidence, stating, “I think you’re going to find there’s nothing there.”

Source: MSN