WASHINGTON — A much-anticipated report from sspecial vsourselves Robert Hur will be made public in the coming days after a year-long investigation into how classified documents found their way to President Joe Bidenat the home and office of, according to a senior law enforcement official familiar with the matter.
The imminent release of a public report confirms that, as expected, no criminal charges will be filed. It is unclear to what extent the report will criticize Biden or his aides over their handling of classified documents.
The Washington Post first reported that the Justice Department is expected to release Hur’s report soon.
Biden’s advisers have privately expressed concern that Hur could clear him of any wrongdoing, but have publicly said he had been negligent or reckless in his handling of classified documents, two people close to him told NBC News folder.
This concern stems from memories of then-FBI Director James Comey’s similar public statement during the 2016 presidential campaign about former Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information.
The White House declined to comment Tuesday, as did a spokesperson for Biden’s personal attorney Bob Bauer.
Attorney General Merrick Garland named Hur as a special advisor last year. Hur is required to write a report on his findings at the conclusion of his investigation.
Hur’s investigation was triggered after the discovery of classified documents, which appeared to date from the Obama administration, at the Penn Biden Center and at Biden’s home in Delaware. Some of the documents found in his home also seemed to be related to his era. a senatorBauer said in January 2023. Biden used the Penn Biden Center as his personal office after finishing his duties as vice president.