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Biden interview in special counsel documents investigation suggests sprawling probe near conclusion
President Joe Biden's interview with prosecutors over his handling of classified documents signals that a sprawling investigation that has included questioning of some of his closest aides is nearing a conclusion
WASHINGTON (AP) — President 's interview with prosecutors over his handling of classified documents signals that a sprawling investigation that has included questioning of some of his closest aides and at least one cabinet member is nearing a conclusion.
Investigators typically save interviews of key players for the final days of an investigation, a sign that Hur's nine-month-old probe is likely near the end. Because Hur is a Justice Department special counsel, the conclusion of the probe will be accompanied by the release of a report laying out his team's findings. A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment Tuesday on the interview or when the investigation might end.
The investigation so far appears to present no legal jeopardy for Biden. There has been no public indication that he or anyone else in his orbit intentionally mishandled classified documents. In addition, Justice Department legal opinions have held that sitting presidents cannot be indicted.
But the political cloud surrounding the issue isn’t going anywhere. The investigation is on course to wrap up in the heart of Biden’s reelection campaign. And Republican front-runner Donald Trump, indicted by a different Justice Department special counsel over his own mishandling of classified documents, has repeatedly claimed Biden has received special treatment.