Special counsel Robert Hur interviewed President Joe Biden in relation to an ongoing investigation into the president’s handling of classified documents.
The White House released a statement on the meeting, stating that the “voluntary interview was conducted at the White House over two days, Sunday and Monday, and concluded Monday.”
“As we have said from the beginning, the President and the White House are cooperating with this investigation, and as it has been appropriate, we have provided relevant updates publicly, being as transparent as we can consistent with protecting and preserving the integrity of the investigation. We would refer other questions to the Justice Department at this time,” the statement read.
BREAKING: POTUS has been interviewed by Special Council Robert Hur over the classified docs probe.
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— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) October 9, 2023
Hur was appointed special counsel earlier this year to investigate claims that as vice president, Biden allegedly mishandled classified documents.
A number of documents from his tenure as U.S. senator and vice president have been found in Biden’s personal garage and the Penn Biden Center in Washington.
Biden has been under FBI investigation since November following revelations of classified documents at the Penn Biden Center, followed by an admission by Biden’s legal team that more documents were in the president’s garage.
The president initially showed surprise when informed of the classified material allegedly found at the locations.
I was briefed about this discovery, and surprised to learn that there are any government records that were taken there to that office,” he said earlier this year.
The investigation into the president has also included a number of interviews of administration officials, including former White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
The current case against the president bears striking similarities to the investigation into former President Donald Trump. Special counsel Jack Smith indicted Trump on a number of charges related to the former president’s alleged handling of classified documents after leaving office in 2021. This allegedly included a number of documents being stored at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.