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February 18, 2024 at 4:14 PM

Special counsel calls out Biden's 'faulty memory'; his attorneys slam that as false, 'inflammatory'

Joe Biden's memory is a striking and disputed part of special counsel Robert Hur's report issued Thursday
February 18, 2024 at 4:14 PM
Special counsel calls out Biden's memory; his attorneys slam that 'inflammatory'
February 16, 2024 at 11:54 AM

Will special counsel's comments on Biden's age change his campaign? 'Nothing new,' aide insists

Robert Hur's report last week casting Joe Biden as an "elderly man with a poor memory" both united Democrats in rage and sparked division over how to respond.
February 16, 2024 at 11:54 AM
Will special counsel's comments about Biden's age change his campaign?
February 15, 2024 at 10:02 PM

A closer look at the Biden special counsel report: Do the headlines match the evidence?

A closer look at special counsel Robert Hur's report about President Biden's handling of classified documents, which recommended no criminal charges.
February 15, 2024 at 10:02 PM
A closer look at the Biden special counsel report: Do headlines match the evidence?
February 12, 2024 at 10:37 PM

House Republicans seek testimony as well as transcripts from Biden special counsel: Sources

They've asked Attorney General Merrick Garland for audio recordings as well.
February 12, 2024 at 10:37 PM
House GOP seeks testimony as well as transcripts from Biden special counsel: Sources
February 11, 2024 at 12:34 AM

White House fires back at special counsel report, Harris calls descriptions 'politically motivated'

The White House is firing back after special counsel Robert Hur's harsh report recommending no charges against Biden but casting doubt on his mental acuity.
February 11, 2024 at 12:34 AM
WH blasts special counsel report, Harris calls descriptions 'politically motivated'
February 9, 2024 at 8:16 PM

White House counsel defends Biden after documents report

The White House counsel senior advisor and spokesperson Ian Sams briefed reporters on the special counsel's classified documents report on President Joe Biden.
February 9, 2024 at 8:16 PM
White House counsel defends Biden after documents report
February 9, 2024 at 6:21 PM

Biden defends his memory, handling of classified information

President Joe Biden is in damage control mode as his legal exoneration threatens to become a political liability.
February 9, 2024 at 6:21 PM
Biden defends his memory, handling of classified information
February 9, 2024 at 4:14 PM

President Biden defends his memory amid Special Counsel report

Special Counsel Robert Hur's report clears Biden of criminal wrongdoing for the mishandling of classified documents but also describes the president as an "elderly man with a poor memory."
February 9, 2024 at 4:14 PM
President Biden defends his memory amid Special Counsel report
February 9, 2024 at 3:09 PM

Special counsel won't charge Biden in classified docs probe

Special counsel Robert Hur said he will not recommend charges against President Joe Biden for his handling of classified documents while out of office despite evidence he "willfully retained" materials.
February 9, 2024 at 3:09 PM
Special counsel won't charge Biden in classified docs probe
February 9, 2024 at 2:26 PM

Biden defiant after special counsel report on classified documents released

President Joe Biden lashed out at special counsel Robert Hur, who raised questions about Biden’s mental acuity in his report.
February 9, 2024 at 2:26 PM
Biden defiant after special counsel report on classified documents released
February 9, 2024 at 12:45 PM

Why Biden and Trump's classified documents cases aren't the same: Experts

Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden have been investigated for retaining classified documents -- but experts say the differences in their conduct led to different results.
February 9, 2024 at 12:45 PM
Why Biden and Trump's classified documents cases aren't the same: Experts
February 9, 2024 at 12:38 PM

Rep. Goldman contrasts Biden’s ‘cooperation’ to Trump’s ‘obstruction’

ABC News Linsey Davis speaks with Rep. Dan Goldman about President Biden’s remarks to the nation following the special counsel report on Biden’s handling of classified documents.
February 9, 2024 at 12:38 PM
Rep. Goldman contrasts Biden’s ‘cooperation’ to Trump’s ‘obstruction’
February 9, 2024 at 12:32 PM

Special counsel blows open debate over Biden age and memory: ANALYSIS

A report on Biden's handling of classified documents carried a political punch.
February 9, 2024 at 12:32 PM
Special counsel blows open debate over Biden age and memory: ANALYSIS
February 9, 2024 at 12:31 PM

What Biden has said before about his classified documents probe

As the investigation into classified documents found at residences associated with Joe Biden presses on, here's what the president has said about the case so far.
February 9, 2024 at 12:31 PM
What Biden has said before about his classified documents probe
February 9, 2024 at 12:30 PM

Special counsel won't charge Biden in classified docs probe, despite evidence he 'willfully retained' materials

Special counsel Robert Hur won't recommend charges against President Biden for his handling of classified documents,, despite evidence he "willfully retained" materials.
February 9, 2024 at 12:30 PM
Special counsel won't charge Biden in classified documents probe
February 8, 2024 at 10:21 PM

Biden speaks on classified documents report: 'Matter is now closed'

President Joe Biden addressed a damning report from special counsel Robert Hur on his classified documents probe for the first time on Thursday.
February 8, 2024 at 10:21 PM
Biden speaks on classified documents report: 'Matter is now closed'
February 8, 2024 at 9:56 PM

President Biden reacts to special counsel report

President Joe Biden is delivering remarks in Virginia after the Department of Justice released the special counsel report on his handling of classified documents.
February 8, 2024 at 9:56 PM
President Biden reacts to special counsel report
February 8, 2024 at 12:32 PM

Biden classified docs probe complete, but witnesses can't see draft of report: Lawyer

The special counsel has finished his probe into President Biden's handling of classified documents -- but he's denied witnesses' efforts to review a draft of the report.
February 8, 2024 at 12:32 PM
Biden classified docs probe complete, but witnesses can't see draft of report: Lawyer
February 8, 2024 at 12:11 PM

Special counsel in Biden classified docs probe expects to issue report 'in coming days': Sources

The special counsel investigating classified documents found at several properties associated with President Biden is expected to release his report in the coming days.
February 8, 2024 at 12:11 PM
Special counsel in Biden classified docs probe to issue report 'in coming days'
February 8, 2024 at 11:09 AM

Special counsel has finished Biden classified docs probe -- but has rebuffed witness requests to review report

The special counsel has finished his probe into President Biden's handling of classified documents -- but he's denied witnesses' efforts to review a draft of the report.
February 8, 2024 at 11:09 AM
Biden classified docs probe complete, but witnesses can't see draft of report: Lawyer
3 months ago

'Whatever access you need': How Biden handled early days of classified documents probe

Emails related to the government's initial probe into the retention of classified materials show a contrast between the way Joe Biden handled it and how Donald Trump did.
3 months ago
'Whatever access you need': How Biden handled early days of classified docs probe
5 months ago

Biden interviewed by special counsel investigating his handling of classified docs

"The voluntary interview was conducted at the White House over two days, Sunday and Monday, and concluded Monday," White House spokesman Ian Sams said in a statement.
5 months ago
Biden interviewed by special counsel investigating his handling of classified docs
5 months ago

Biden gave 'voluntary interview' to special counsel investigating his handling of classified docs

Biden has been voluntarily interviewed by the special counsel investigating his handling of classified documents while out of office, the White House said Monday night
5 months ago
Biden interviewed by special counsel investigating his handling of classified docs
9 months ago

Explainer: DOJ probes draw attention to the Presidential Records Act

Two federal investigations into the handling of classified documents draw attention to the Presidential Records Act of 1978.
9 months ago
Explainer: DOJ probes draw attention to the Presidential Records Act
10 months ago

DOJ provides congressional leaders access to Trump, Biden, Pence classified docs: Sources

The move follows months of contentious negotiations with Congress.
10 months ago
DOJ provides congressional leaders access to Trump, Biden, Pence classified docs
1 year ago

Justice Department launches classified leaks probe

The leak of dozens of classified documents exposing U.S. information on the war in Ukraine, China and North Korea, caught the the White House off-guard.
1 year ago
Justice Department launches classified leaks probe
1 year ago

AG Garland testifies on classified document investigations before Senate committee

Meanwhile, a witness on the new House committee on China is warning of a cold war between the U.S. and China.
1 year ago
AG Garland testifies on classified document investigations before Senate committee
1 year ago

'Gang of 8' briefed on Trump, Biden and Pence classified documents

U.S. officials are expected to brief top congressional leaders on Tuesday about documents with classification markings that were in the possession of former presidents.
1 year ago
'Gang of 8' briefed on Trump, Biden and Pence classified documents
1 year ago

Classified document fallout swirls around nomination hearing for national archivist

The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee is scheduled on Tuesday to consider the nomination of Colleen Shogan to be the national archivist
1 year ago
Classified document fallout swirls around nomination hearing for national archivist
1 year ago

FBI does more searches in Biden documents probe

The FBI has searched at least two locations at the University of Delaware as part of a probe into President Biden's handling of classified documents, sources say.
1 year ago
FBI does more searches in Biden documents probe
1 year ago

FBI searches University of Delaware as part of Biden classified documents probe: Sources

The FBI has searched at least two locations at the University of Delaware as part of a probe into President Biden's handling of classified documents, sources say.
1 year ago
FBI searches University of Delaware as part of Biden classified documents probe
1 year ago

Biden explains classified documents

In a new interview, President Joe Biden discussed classified documents found at his Delaware home as well as his handling of the Chinese spy balloon incident. ABC News’ Faith Abubey has more.
1 year ago
Biden explains classified documents
1 year ago

FBI agents found no new classified documents at Biden’s Rehoboth home

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy have met to discuss raising the debt ceiling amid a standoff.
1 year ago
FBI agents found no new classified documents at Biden’s Rehoboth home
1 year ago

FBI finds no additional classified material after search of Biden's beach house

Agents found no new classified material but some of the president’s handwritten notes were taken for further review.
1 year ago
FBI finds no additional classified material after search of Biden's beach house
1 year ago

FBI searches Biden’s Delaware beach home

An almost four-hour FBI search of President Joe Biden's vacation home in Rehoboth found no additional documents with classified markings.
1 year ago
FBI searches Biden’s Delaware beach home
1 year ago

No documents with classified markings found in FBI search of Biden's beach home

The Department of Justice conducted a "planned search" Wednesday of President Joe Biden's home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, according to Biden's personal lawyer.
1 year ago
No documents with classified markings found in FBI search of Biden's beach home
1 year ago

No one should have ‘Individual possession’ of classified docs: Archives expert

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Bill Leonard, former director of Information Security Oversight at the Office of the National Archives, about the cases of classified records with public officials.
1 year ago
No one should have ‘Individual possession’ of classified docs: Archives expert
1 year ago

FBI search of Biden vacation home yields no documents

A third site connected to President Joe Biden was searched for classified documents.
1 year ago
FBI search of Biden vacation home yields no documents
1 year ago

FBI searched Biden's old office last year after lawyers found classified documents

Federal agents searched the Penn Biden Center in November after President Joe Biden's lawyers reported finding classified documents at a former office he used there, sources told ABC News.
1 year ago
FBI searched Biden's old office last year after lawyers found classified documents
1 year ago

'Planned search' of Biden’s Delaware beach house being conducted, attorney says

The search comes in a time of heightened questions surrounding the handling of classified documents by several politicians.
1 year ago
'Planned search' of Biden’s Delaware beach house being conducted, attorney says
1 year ago

Attorney: FBI conducting 'planned search' of President Biden’s beach house

The president’s attorney said they agreed to cooperate in the interests of operational security and integrity.
1 year ago
Attorney: FBI conducting 'planned search' of President Biden’s beach house
1 year ago

FBI searched Biden's old office after finding docs: Sources

The FBI searched the Penn Biden Center in November soon after the lawyers reported finding classified documents, according to sources familiar with the situation.
1 year ago
FBI searched Biden's old office after finding docs: Sources
1 year ago

FBI searched Biden's former office last year after his lawyers found classified documents: Sources

The FBI searched the Penn Biden Center in November soon after Joe Biden's lawyers reported finding classified documents at a former office he used there, sources say
1 year ago
FBI searched Biden's old office after his lawyers found classified docs: Sources
1 year ago

National Archives asks former presidents and vice presidents to check for outstanding classified material

The National Archives has asked the offers of former presidents to review personal documents for any outstanding classified materials that were not properly returned.
1 year ago
National Archives asks former presidents to check for outstanding classified material
1 year ago

Former presidents, VPs asked to check homes for classified docs

The National Archives has asked past presidents and vice presidents to do a thorough search of their files after classified materials were found at the homes of Donald Trump, Joe Biden and Mike Pence.
1 year ago
Former presidents, VPs asked to check homes for classified docs
1 year ago

Why would senators not be given access to the Biden and Trump classified documents?

The administration isn't sharing documents with senators due to concerns about potential for interference with the investigations, a Justice Department official said
1 year ago
Why would senators not be given access to the Biden and Trump classified documents?
1 year ago

Former US presidents asked to check files for classified docs

In a letter to representatives for presidents going back to Ronald Reagan, the National Archives asked to ensure they didn’t “inadvertently” hold onto official documents.
1 year ago
Former US presidents asked to check files for classified docs
1 year ago

Senators on intel committee demand to see Biden and Trump docs, in rare bipartisan outrage

Senate Intelligence Committee members threatened to grind the chamber's business to a halt unless they get access to classified documents seized from Biden and Trump
1 year ago
Senators on intel panel demand to see Biden, Trump docs -- in rare bipartisan outrage
1 year ago

Garland pushes back on suggestion Biden has been treated better than Trump in documents probes

Merrick Garland on Monday fielded his first questions on the Justice Department's investigation of Biden's handling of classified documents while out of office
1 year ago
Garland pushes back on suggestion Biden has been treated better than Trump
1 year ago

Biden under fire after FBI search turns up more classified docs

A 13-hour FBI search at President Joe Biden’s Delaware home over the weekend uncovered a fourth batch of classified documents, with some dating back to the president’s time as a senator.
1 year ago
Biden under fire after FBI search turns up more classified docs