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Who Is Robert Hur? Inside the Special Counsel’s Biden Documents Probe



Robert Hur, the special counsel appointed to investigate President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents, is a figure of significant interest as he testifies before the House. His investigation and subsequent report have sparked discussions about Biden’s memory and mental acuity, especially as the president’s age becomes a focal point for voters.

Hur, a 51-year-old New York native of Korean descent, is a registered Republican. However, he is noted for his nonpartisan approach throughout his career. His academic credentials are impressive, with degrees from Harvard and Stanford Law School. Hur’s early career saw him clerking for the late U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice William Rehnquist, laying the foundation for his legal acumen.

His tenure during the Trump administration as a principal associate deputy attorney general saw him working closely with Rod Rosenstein. From 2018 to 2021, Hur served as the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland, further solidifying his reputation in legal circles.

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The spotlight turned to Hur in January 2023 when Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed him to lead the probe into Biden’s handling of classified documents discovered from his time as vice president. Hur’s investigation involved interviewing numerous witnesses and conducting a two-day interview with Biden in October.

The findings of Hur’s report raised questions about Biden’s memory, noting “significant limitations.” Despite these concerns, Hur concluded that Biden willfully retained classified documents without recommending criminal charges. This decision is expected to be a central focus of his testimony as a private citizen, following his departure from the Justice Department.

As Hur defends his decision not to pursue criminal charges against Biden, his testimony is anticipated to provide insights into his investigative process and conclusions. His background and approach to the investigation underscore his commitment to impartiality in a highly politicized environment.