Investigation Complete; Will He Be Charged?

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( – Marking a new point in the probe regarding a severe breach of security, the investigation into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents from his time as a U.S. senator has wrapped up after about 13 months.

The probe into Biden officially began on January 12, 2023, but the chain of events started when his lawyers discovered classified documents on November 2, 2022, while cleaning out his old office at the Penn Biden Center. Since the documents were found just before the midterm elections, it all remained secret until CBS News reported it two months later.

More documents turned up on December 20, 2022, in Biden’s Wilmington garage while the FBI carried out additional searches at his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where they took notes.

The first time Biden talked about finding documents at the Penn Biden Center was during a press conference in Mexico City on January 10, 2023, but he did not mention the later discovery in his garage.

On the same day Garland appointed Hur Biden acknowledged more documents were found near his Corvette in Wilmington but insisted he had not been careless with national secrets.

In an attempt to defend the weak security of the documents, Biden stressed, “My Corvette is in a locked garage, OK?”

While nothing indicates that Hur’s report will suggest charging Biden or anyone close to him Biden’s re-election team is worried that the findings might expose damaging details and images regarding how he handled sensitive security information.

Notably Biden criticized former President Donald Trump for keeping national security documents at Mar-a-Lago. When he was interviewed by Hur’s team in October, Biden tried to minimize the situation and told PBS that the documents were allegedly old and dated back to 1974.

In a letter to the chairs of the House and Senate Judiciary committees Attorney General Merrick Garland mentioned that former U.S. attorney for Maryland Robert Hur recently completed his report.

Garland also stated he was “committed to making as much of the Special Counsel’s report public as possible,” claiming he would stick to legal norms and the policies of the Justice Department.