President Joe Biden’s campaign is reportedly afraid that a revelation from Special Counsel Robert Hur’s classified documents probe could affect his chances in the 2024 election negatively. Per Fox News, Hur is expected to release a report on the case that includes photos, a release causing the president’s team to lose sleep.
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While they are reportedly not worried about any criminal charges, they are worried the imminent report would be politically damaging as they find the photos included in the it embarrassing and are afraid that former President Donald Trump could weaponize the photos against Biden ahead of November’s election.
Per Axios, the images could offer a glimpse into how Biden stored the classified materials from his time as former President Barack Obama’s vice president, which were discovered in the garage of his Delaware home and in his private office in late 2022.
Ahead of the release of the report, Biden’s team is worried that Trump’s campaign could compare the handling of Biden’s investigation with Trump’s in which he is charged with 40 counts, including willful retention of national defense information and obstruction of justice. Trump’s probe, which is oversaw by Special Counsel Jack Smith, resulted from the discovery of classified documents in his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida in 2021.
Biden has defended his decision to store classified documents in his garage, saying, “By the way, my Corvette is in a locked garage, so it’s not like they’re sitting out on the street.”
However, the president’s team expects the release of the photos of Biden’s storage to come with a political storm similar to the one that happened when photos of Trump storing documents at Mar-a-Lago were released last year.
The report on Hur’s probe could come as soon as this week, according to Biden’s aides who spoke to Axios. However, the exact timing of the release remains unclear.