Biden Classified Documents Case Concludes Without Legal Action Taken

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The US Justice Department won’t press charges against President Joe Biden for classified documents found in his private spaces, a reliable source confirms.

The investigation, led by Special Counsel Robert Hur, appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland, has concluded without charges being brought forward. The findings of the investigation are expected to be released soon, removing a significant legal and political burden from Biden as he seeks reelection.

Meanwhile, former President Donald Trump, currently the frontrunner for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, faces felony charges related to the retention of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. 

The decision not to charge Biden, however, is not surprising, as the mishandling of the classified papers appeared to be unintentional, with the documents promptly surrendered for investigation.

Barbara McQuade, a former federal prosecutor, highlighted the distinction between Biden’s case and Trump’s, noting Trump’s deliberate refusal to return the documents and subsequent attempts to cover up his actions.

Biden’s Cooperation with Hur’s Inquiry

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The US Justice Department won’t press charges against President Joe Biden for classified documents found in his private spaces, a reliable source confirms.

Biden fully cooperated with Hur’s inquiry, which included a voluntary two-day interview at the White House, and the investigation was centered on documents with classified markings found at his residences in Delaware and his office in Washington.

The decision is likely to fuel Trump’s allegations of bias within the Justice Department. Hur, a Republican and former US attorney for Maryland, was nominated by Trump himself. However, White House officials emphasized the voluntary cooperation of Biden and his staff in handing over the classified documents and facilitating the investigation.

Attorney General Garland empowered Hur to examine potential unauthorized removal and retention of classified documents, a responsibility he fulfilled in investigating the Biden case. A similar review into Vice President Mike Pence’s handling of classified documents concluded with no charges filed.

In a separate investigation, Special Counsel Jack Smith was appointed to look into classified materials found at Trump’s Florida residence, leading to charges of obstructing government efforts to reclaim classified material improperly removed from the White House after his presidency ended in early 2021.

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