The FBI investigation into President Joe Biden’s handling of sensitive data, which was originally based on his time as Vice President, has now expanded to cover times while he was the President of the United States.
Senate, according to people who talked to ABC News who are familiar with the probe.
About nine months have been spent by Special Counsel Robert Hur and his staff interviewing a variety of witnesses.
Up to 100 people have reportedly been interviewed, including executive assistants, White House lawyers, top advisers, and others. For extra sessions, several of these witnesses have been called back.
Initial findings point to instances of oversight while Biden served as vice president. Based on these conversations, it appears that the improper handling of some secret materials following his resignation as vice president in 2017 was more of a potential oversight than a purposeful transgression.
Hur has pledged to make sure the probe is fair and strongly grounded in facts and evidence. As of right now, no conclusions have been drawn, and the inquiry is still ongoing.
Hur’s probe, despite involving a sitting president, has gone largely under the spotlight since it began in January, in contrast to the high-profile inquiries surrounding former President Donald Trump.
According to information provided to ABC News, Hur’s team has gathered records from the early stages of the Obama administration in an effort to piece together the procedures for alerting Vice President Biden to critical issues.
Witnesses have reported being questioned about emails that date back to 2010 as well as concerns regarding the handling and storage of sensitive materials at the White House.
Records even imply a review of procedures from Biden’s time in the Senate. President Biden’s practices with regard to document retention appear to be a recurrent subject in the study.
The precise storage locations of Biden’s notes, documents, briefing materials, and notecards are being sought by investigators.
There has been a lot of focus on whether Biden used a personal device, like an iPad or a phone, to access secret information.