Special Counsel Robert Hur seeking to question president over classified documents

 August 14, 2023

NBC News reported this past Friday that federal prosecutors are looking to question President Joe Biden as part of their investigation of how he handled classified documents. 

The network cited two unnamed sources as saying that Special Counsel Robert Hur's office is currently in negotiations with Biden's attorney over what questions will be asked.

Hur's appointment came after documents found in home and office

Hur was appointed after Fox News reported earlier this year that Biden's attorneys uncovered classified documents in his unsecured office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement just prior to last fall's midterm elections.

The network noted that another set of documents were discovered in the garage of Biden's house in Wilmington. Biden attempted to minimize that fact by telling Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy that the garage was usually locked.

When Doocy asked, "Mr. President, classified material next to your Corvette – what were you thinking?" Biden responded with, "By the way, my Corvette’s in a locked garage, OK? So it's not like they’re sitting out in the street."

David Weiss made special counsel in Hunter Biden probe

Meanwhile, the Daily Wire noted that news of Hurr's efforts to question the president were overshadowed by Attorney General Merrick Garland's decision to make Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss a special counsel as part of his investigation into Hunter Biden.

"On Tuesday of this week, Mr. Weiss advised me that in his judgment, his investigation has reached a stage at which he should continue his work as a Special Counsel, and he asked to be so appointed," Garland was quoted as saying in a statement.

"Upon considering his request, as well as the extraordinary circumstances relating to this matter, I have concluded it is in the public interest to appoint him as Special Counsel. This appointment confirms my commitment to provide Mr. Weiss all the resources he requests," Garland continued.

"As Special Counsel, he will continue to have the authority and responsibility that he has exercised previously to oversee the investigation and decide where, when, and whether to file charges," the attorney general continued.

"The Special Counsel will not be subject to the day-to-day supervision of any official of the Department, but he must comply with the regulations, procedures, and policies of the Department," Garland went on to say.

Republicans critical of Weiss

Weiss' appointment was criticized by some Republicans, including House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Turner.

According to Mediate, he complained during a Sunday appearance on CBS News' "Face the Nation" that Weiss had allowed the statute of limitations to run on a number of alleged crimes.

"There’s some question as to whether or not it’s prosecutorial misconduct, but it certainly could be, you know, prosecutorial malpractice," Turner told host Margaret Brennan.

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