WASHINGTON – A long-awaited report etcspecial cRobert Hur will be announced to the public in the coming days after a year-long investigation confidential documents They found their way to President Joe Biden’s home and office, according to a senior law enforcement official familiar with the matter.
The soon-to-be-public report confirms that, as expected, no criminal charges will be filed. It’s unclear to what extent the report will criticize Biden or his aides for their handling of classified material.
The Washington Post reported first The Justice Department said it was ready to release Huron’s report soon.
Two people familiar with the matter told NBC News that Biden’s advisers expressed concern that Hur could be cleared of any wrongdoing by the president but publicly say he was sloppy or careless in handling classified material.
The concern stems from then-FBI Director James Comey’s recollections of a similar revelation about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information during the 2016 presidential campaign.
The White House declined to comment Tuesday, as did a spokesman for Biden’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer.
Attorney General Merrick Garland Hur appointed last year as a special adviser. Hurdan is required to write a report on his findings at the end of his investigation.
Huron’s investigation began after classified documents from the Obama administration were found at the Penn Biden Center and at the president’s home in Delaware. Some documents found in his home also appeared to be related to Biden’s time senatorBauer said in January 2023. After retiring as vice president, Biden used the Penn Biden Center as a private office.
The upcoming report comes as former President Donald Trump awaits trial in Florida after being indicted criminal charges related to his handling of classified documents found at Mar-a-Lago. More than 100 classified documents were found at the Florida club, including documents marked “Top Secret,” according to the indictment filed in June.
Federal authorities then a replaces the indictment Trump said he was focused on not letting government officials get the boxes. The indictment also alleges what authorities say was a scheme to obstruct the investigation.
Trump pleaded not guilty to the charges brought against him.