The special counsel in charge of investigating President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents is considering the possibility of asking the president to testify. Robert K. Hur, who was appointed by former President Donald Trump, has been quietly examining the president’s document storage practices dating back to his time in the Senate. Hur has made a conscious effort to keep his investigation out of the public eye, as he hopes to avoid the political controversy that surrounded previous investigations targeting Trump.
Hur, a seasoned Washington insider, understands the political nature of these types of investigations. He previously worked alongside Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who appointed Robert Mueller to investigate allegations of Russian interference in Trump’s 2016 campaign. Now, Hur and his team are weighing whether to request an interview with President Biden, although it is unlikely to be a face-to-face meeting. Biden has several options for cooperating with the investigation, such as providing written testimony or answering questions through his attorneys.
So far, investigators have already interviewed top-level officials, including Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, who was responsible for Biden’s documents after his time as vice president. Despite claims from the White House that the president is cooperating, the investigation has gained attention due to the discovery of top-secret documents in Biden’s Delaware home. This revelation occurred at the same time Trump faced demands to return classified documents. Trump has accused the Biden administration of using a double standard in its approach to justice, specifically targeting him and his political career.