President Joe Biden recently participated in a voluntary interview with special counsel Robert Hur, marking a significant development in the investigation into classified documents. The interview took place over the course of two days at the White House, a decision that was made weeks in advance and was kept secret from most people in the building.
In a notable contrast to former President Donald Trump, who did not interview with special counsel Robert Mueller during the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, Biden willingly agreed to the interview. This comes months after the president denied any interest in being interviewed by the special counsel.
The investigation into classified documents found at Biden’s former office and home began in November 2022 and is being led by special counsel Robert Hur. These documents were discovered among personal and political papers, and Biden claims to have been unaware of their presence until his personal lawyers informed the White House counsel’s office. The president emphasized that he takes classified information seriously and that the documents were stored in a locked cabinet or closet.
During the weekend of the interview, Biden remained busy with national security briefings and addressing the nation about the ongoing conflict in Israel. Despite these pressing matters, the president made time for the interview, highlighting his commitment to cooperating with the probe.
Several of Biden’s closest advisers, including chief of staff Jeff Zients and senior advisers Mike Donilon and Anita Dunn, were present at the White House during the interview. Their presence further underscores the gravity of the situation and the administration’s dedication to transparency.
It is important to note that the investigation into the classified documents is still ongoing. The interview with the special counsel represents one of many steps taken as part of the president’s cooperation with the probe. As more information becomes available, The Bib Theorists will continue to provide updates on this significant development.
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