Biden's attorneys are 'negotiating' with special counsel

August 13, 2023
Robert Ayers

For over a month, President Joe Biden's legal team has been negotiating the terms for an interview of Biden by Special Counsel Robert Hur, according to a new report from NBC News. 

Hur is the special counsel whom U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed to investigate the fact that classified documents were improperly found to be in Biden's possession.

The documents were discovered during different searches that were conducted - between November 2022 and January 2023 - at Biden's home in Delaware and at the University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Biden Center in Washington, D.C.

Some of the classified documents found were from Biden's time as a U.S. senator. Others were from his time as vice president.

The latest

NBC News based its report on "two people familiar with the matter."

Per the outlet:

Discussions between Biden’s lawyers and special counsel Robert Hur’s office are focused on how, when, and where the interview might take place, as well as the scope of the questions, these people said. They stressed that the negotiations are ongoing and that no agreement has been reached.

The negotiations are reported by the outlet to have been going on for over a month now. But, the outlet also reports that Biden's legal team has apparently been preparing for this interview "for months."

"For months now, Biden’s lawyers have been gaming out various scenarios for an interview, with the expectation that he would provide one once his legal team and the special counsel agreed on the specifics," NBC writes.

The outlet goes on to report:

Negotiating those conditions includes, in part, settling on whether the interview would be in person and, if so, where it might happen — as well as the range of topics and questions that would be covered, said the people familiar with the negotiations.

Disparate treatment

Hurr's investigation of Biden has been ongoing for eight months now. But, most would not know this.

The U.S. Department of Justice's (DOJ) has taken a far different approach to the Biden classified documents situation from the one it has taken in its investigation of the classified documents situation involving former President Donald Trump.

The reader may remember that it was roughly a year ago that the DOJ conducted an unprecedented raid on Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. And, the reader is also likely aware of the fact that the DOJ - via special counsel Jack Smith - has now brought a criminal case against Trump in regard to the classified documents.

Yet, Biden's classified documents case, in eight months, appears to have gone nowhere.

That's how America's new, two-tiered justice system works.

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