Three people with knowledge of the DOJ inquiry into President Joe Biden’s handling of secret information confirm that Biden has not yet agreed to an interview.
According to these three sources, Biden’s advisors have concluded that he will speak with investigating special counsel Robert Hur, but only if terms are acceptable to Biden’s legal team and the Department of Justice. According to the sources, the fact that the inquiry has not yet reached its conclusion is due to the lack of an interview with the subject of the probe— Biden.
While former president Trump faces serious indictments and trials, Biden has yet to be interviewed by the special counsel looking into the sensitive materials Biden concealed in his home, office, and garage because his attorneys and the Justice Department have not yet agreed on “conditions.”
It wasn’t made public until January when CBS News broke the tale of a DOJ probe, but Biden’s crew claimed to have unearthed around ten papers marked confidential when cleaning out Biden’s office at a D.C. think tank in the days before the 2022 elections.
Since then, searches of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home and Rehoboth, Delaware, beach house have yielded more documents of interest to investigators.
Locations associated with Biden have yielded records from his time as vice president and as a senator in the United States. Representatives for Biden have maintained that they have been open and honest with authorities.
In a separate investigation into sensitive data uncovered at Pence’s Indiana residence, the DOJ stated last week that it would not seek criminal charges against him. According to NBC News’s source, Pence was interrogated as part of the probe and found innocent.
On Monday, Trump’s legal team paid a visit to the Justice Department as reports circulated that special counsel Jack Smith was close to making a charging decision regarding the storage of classified records and obstruction of justice related to Trump’s resistance to government efforts to retrieve the materials, which included a raid of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida last summer.
Trump and Pence have entered the 2024 presidential race, hoping to challenge Biden in the fall election.