Biden special counsel not expected to bring charges over classified docs: report
Hur's investigators have reportedly informed the Department of Justice that they are putting together a final report on the probe.
Special counsel Robert Hur, whom Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed to investigate President Joe Biden's alleged mishandling of classified materials, is not expected to bring charges against anyone, CNN reported, citing "sources close to the investigation."
Garland appointed Hur in January to handle the mater, following explosive reports that an attorney for the president had discovered classified materials at the Penn-Biden Center in Washington while clearing out his office. In contrast to the special counsel investigation of former President Donald Trump, very few details of Hur's activities reached the public throughout the course of the investigation.
Hur's investigators have reportedly informed the Department of Justice that they are putting together a final report on the probe that is likely to criticize the president's staff for its handling of sensitive materials and aim to complete it by the end of 2023.
The January reports that Biden's attorney had discovered the documents months prior flipped the political tables after Biden himself harshly criticized Trump for his own alleged mishandling of classified materials in the wake of the August 2022 Mar-a-Lago raid. Subsequent searches turned up multiple troves of documents at Biden's Delaware residence and the president defended his storage of materials in his garage, saying they were stowed alongside his prized Corvette.
Trump, for his part, vowed in June to appoint a "real" special prosecutor to "go after the most corrupt president in the history of the USA."
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