The special counsel involved in the investigation of Biden documents may testify soon.

The Justice Department and House leaders are currently in discussions to schedule a public testimony from special counsel Robert Hur regarding his investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified records. The tentative timeframe for Hur’s testimony is late February or early March, but negotiations are ongoing. If he does testify, it would be his first public statement on the matter.

This is not the first time a special counsel has appeared before Congress after completing an investigation. In 2019, Robert Mueller testified for over six hours after releasing his report on potential ties between the 2016 Trump campaign and Russia.

Last week, Hur released his final report on the discovery of classified documents in Mr. Biden’s personal office and residence. The report concluded that neither Mr. Biden nor his aides would face criminal charges, but did highlight lapses in the president’s memory and potential risks to national security.

The report also mentioned that the Justice Department’s policy against charging sitting presidents did not affect their decision. The White House and the president’s allies have disputed Hur’s characterization of Mr. Biden’s memory, with the president himself emphasizing the decision not to pursue charges.

Hur, a former U.S. attorney and top Justice Department official, was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland last year to lead the investigation.  

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