A Timeline of the Biden Documents

January 15, 2023

What's Going On?

The public just learned of an investigation the Department of Justice has known about for months … with the president of the United States at its center.
What To Know. Why It Matters.

Initial Findings

November & December

Into the New Year

In Recent Days

“I will conduct the assigned investigation with fair, impartial, and dispassionate judgment.”

Robert Hur, former Pres. Trump-era U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland – who also previously served in several roles within the Justice Department – was appointed by the DOJ as special counsel. After receiving his law degree at Stanford, Hur served as a law clerk for a former Chief Justice of the U.S., William Rehnquist; most recently, he has been working in private practice. Hur will be investigating the legality of the found documents.

What’s Next?

The contents of these documents, and their precise level of “classification markings” (confidential, top secret, etc.) are not public information as of now. Reportedly, the documents are from the time Pres. Biden was vice president. Hur will continue to investigate whether the unsecured possession of these documents broke federal law. Pres. Biden and his team continue to claim they do not know what is in the documents.

What we know about the Biden documents: A timeline (Reuters)

What we know about Biden’s classified documents investigation (Axios)

Who is Robert Hur, special counsel on Biden classified document probe? (Reuters)

Who is Robert Hur, the special counsel leading the Biden classified documents inquiry (NPR)

A side-by-side look at the Trump, Biden classified documents (The Associated Press)

by Jenna Lee,