Special counsel Robert Hur is unlikely to charge anybody at the conclusion of his investigation into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents, according to multiple reports.
Hur is expected to prepare a report with harsh criticism of how Biden and his aides handled classified documents but his investigation is not expected to result in criminal charges, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) first reported citing people familiar with the matter. (RELATED: Hunter Biden Demands Court Authorize Subpoena For Donald Trump, Accuses Republicans Of ‘Interference’ In Prosecution)
#BREAKING: CNN announces that Special Counsel Robert Hur will NOT be bringing charges against ANYONE in connection to his investigation of how then-Vice President Biden and his team over how they handled classified documents.
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— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) November 16, 2023
Hur and his team have told officials at the Department of Justice (DOJ) they hope for the report to be completed towards the end of the year, CNN reported. His investigation began in January when Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Hur special counsel.
President Biden and roughly 100 of his aides have been interviewed as part of the investigation. His embattled son Hunter was among those interviewed by Hur’s team, the WSJ reported. Hunter Biden was indicted in September on three federal gun charges and pleaded not guilty at an arraignment on Oct. 3.
Hur also spoke to Secretary of State Tony Blinken, former Biden White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, WSJ reported.
The House Oversight Committee wrote a letter to Hur in October requesting information on whether President Biden possessed classified documents related to his son’s foreign business dealings. The classified documents discovered at the Penn Biden Center and Joe Biden’s Delaware residence date back to his vice presidency and decades-long senate tenure.
Kathy Chung, a Defense Department aide and former Vice President Biden aide recommended by Hunter Biden, was one of the individuals who handled classified documents, according to the Oversight Committee.
Former White House Counsel Dana Remus was subpoenaed by the Oversight Committee on Nov. 13 to appear for a deposition and answer questions about how Biden aides handled the classified documents.