Special Counsel Robert Hur, who is investigating President Joe Biden for mishandling documents, is not expected to charge anyone, sources familiar with the matter told CNN and the Wall Street Journal.
The report suggests a double standard of justice. While there will reportedly be no consequences for Biden, Special Counsel Jack Smith indicted former President Donald Trump in June for mishandling classified documents.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Hur in January to investigate Biden after classified documents from his time as vice president in Barack Obama’s administration were found in his possession at the Penn Biden Center in Washington, DC, and at his Wilmington, Delaware, home.
Hur was among those at the Justice Department who had knowledge about the Russia hoax perpetrated against former President Donald Trump.
Hur will reportedly issue a report on his investigation that could be made public by the end of the year.
Hur’s investigation encompassed 100 Biden aides, colleagues, and family members, including Hunter Biden. Hur also interviewed Joe Biden for two days in October, the Journal reported:
“The documents in question date to Biden’s time as vice president during the Obama administration as well as his days in the U.S. Senate. The number of interviews Hur’s team has conducted indicates it cast a wide net in trying to answer questions about how the material was packed and handled and wound up at an office Biden used at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement, a Washington-based think tank, and in the garage of his home in Wilmington, Del., alongside his vintage Corvette.
Among those Hur spoke to were Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who was an aide to Biden in the Senate and his national security adviser when he was vice president; current White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan; top White House political aide Steve Ricchetti and Biden’s former chief of staff Ron Klain.
The investigation has focused on who handled the documents and what procedures they followed in doing so, the people said.”
Joe Biden’s classified document scandal leaked to CBS News on January 9, weeks after the initial trove was found by Biden’s personal lawyers on November 2. The establishment media reported at least three times that Biden and the DOJ agreed to hide the scandal from public view with likely no plans to disclose it.
It is unclear why Biden’s attorneys were initially searching his papers when they found his alleged illegally stashed documents. The White House failed to provide a reason for the search.
Joe Biden will still remain under investigation by the House impeachment inquiry, which subpoenaed former White House Counsel Dana Remus on Tuesday related to the alleged mishandling of classified documents.
Boxes of classified documents went from the White House to UPenn, Boston, Chinatown, and Biden’s garage. Some of those documents are dated from his time as Senator and contained Top Secret information.
The classified documents Biden hid from everyone, including the National Archives, have been there since 2017. He absconded with those them as Vice President, without the authority to possess or declassify them.
Not only was he refusing to cooperate, but he had his lawyers trying to bury the evidence before the midterms. That is obstruction and tampering with evidence.
The DOJ knew about Biden’s feckless handling of classified material, but they and the FBI agreed to cover it up.
Merrick Garland’s minions opted against having FBI agents oversee a search for classified documents at his private homes, and ultimately left the matter to Biden’s own attorneys, who have NO security clearances.
This was a coordinated coverup from the second they were discovered.
By the way: Hunter Biden had access to documents at Joe’s house and some of them were used as leverage in a deal with Ukraine.
Contrast this with the FBI’s dog and pony show at Mar-a-Lago. In spite of his own national security violations and breaking the law, Biden ordered a raid on Mar a Lago. They broke into a safe which was an authorized SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility) and displayed the documents on the floor as if that’s where they were found. Trump is allowed to have classified documents as long as they are secured and stored appropriately; they were. He has the authority to declassify the documents he possessed.
The raid was a prime example of selective politicized targeting. It’s simply a tactic to prevent President Trump from running for office in 2024. Don’t think for one second that if they had a basket full of bombshells that they wouldn’t be holding daily press conferences, squeezing all the notoriety out of it they could. It’s political theater.
Trump keeping documents in a secured room locked with an FBI-requested padlock, at a heavily guarded private residence is “irresponsible,” but Biden keeping documents he wasn’t authorized to possess, in totally unsecure areas like a university office and his home garage, is okay.
Trump lawfully handled the records he possessed. Biden, on the other hand, violated the espionage act and other federal statutes related to theft of government property.
Every time some idiot insists that there isn’t two-tiered system of justice, I laugh.