President Joe Biden has been nothing but helpful during the investigation into how he has handled classified documents, as was “Crooked” Hilary during hers. Trump, on the other hand, had a very different attitude.
Biden Pleads Ignorance
The White House informed that President Joe Biden voluntarily had an interview with special counsel Robert Hur regarding classified document handling at his residence.
Hur’s investigation particularly looks into the holding of classified documents found at Biden’s Delaware home and a private office he used during his tenure as a senator, vice president, and eventually, President.
Throughout the investigation, President Biden has maintained that he was unaware of these classified documents being present.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur in January 2023 to keep the investigation neutral and fairly balanced.
Ian Sams, a spokesperson for the White House counsel’s office, confirmed that the President willingly engaged in the interview, demonstrating a proactive approach to address the matter.
“Preserving the Integrity of the Investigation”
The interview likely happened after Hur’s office requested it post-August 25, prompting the President’s involvement in the inquiry.
Responding to inquiries about a potential interview with the special counsel, Biden had previously stated, “There’s no such request and no such interest.”
Hur’s investigative team broadly engaged with witnesses to understand how these classified documents were handled.
Sams also described how the team has kept the public in the loop, “We have provided relevant updates publicly, being as transparent as we can consistent with protecting and preserving the integrity of the investigation.”
Sams reiterated the Biden administration’s dedication to cooperate fully with the investigation, “As we have said from the beginning, the President and the White House are cooperating with this investigation.”
Comparisons are drawn to 2016 when then-FBI Director James Comey recommended against criminal charges brought on Hillary Clinton for similar reasons to Biden’s after she cooperated in a brief interview at FBI headquarters.
While Trump faces charges related to obstruction and unlawful retention of classified records, there’s no indication of comparable conduct by President Biden, despite what Trump may claim.
Looking at historical instances, it’s clear that it’s not unusual for sitting presidents to be interviewed during criminal investigations.
Trump Sweating More Than Biden
President George W. Bush’s 70-minute interview during the investigation into a CIA operative’s identity leak provides a relevant past example.
Former President Bill Clinton’s over four-hour questioning from independent counsel Kenneth Starr before a federal grand jury sets another precedent for presidential cooperation in legal inquiries.
Contrasting interview styles, special counsel Robert Mueller’s negotiation for an interview with then-President Donald Trump, who responded with written answers, showing that Trump was probably more worried about the consequences than Biden.
The public and relevant stakeholders await the legal process to run its course, providing answers and resolution to the matter.
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