Special counsel concludes investigation into Biden’s management of confidential papers.

The Special Counsel, Robert Hur, has completed his report on President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents during his time as vice president. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced this on Wednesday, stating that Hur found no evidence of any inappropriate conduct. The report was given to Garland earlier this week and it is unlikely that any charges will be brought as a result of the investigation.

Garland also stated that he is committed to making as much of the report public as possible, while still following legal requirements and Department policy. He plans to provide Congress with the report, its appendices, and a letter from counsel after the White House’s privilege review is completed.

The investigation was launched after it was discovered that classified documents had been mishandled during Mr. Biden’s final days as vice president. These documents were found in two storage facilities and eventually ended up in a private office used by Mr. Biden. Searches at his home and the University of Delaware did not yield any additional classified material.

Attorney General Garland appointed Robert Hur, a Republican and former Trump-appointed U.S. attorney for Maryland, as special counsel to investigate the matter. However, there is no indication that Hur used a grand jury to hear witness testimony.

This news comes after CBS News reported on the existence of classified material at the Penn Biden Center, prompting the investigation. The report was first published on February 7, 2024, and can be accessed on the CBS News website.  

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