Federal investigators have interviewed Patrick Moore, the personal attorney of former Vice President Joe Biden, regarding the discovery of classified documents in early November. Approximately 20 documents were found at Biden’s former think tank office at the Penn Biden Center, and later at his home in Wilmington, Delaware. Moore, who initially discovered the material while packing up the office, turned over the classified material to the National Archives, along with a set of non-classified personal documents.
The investigation was initially handled by US Attorney John Lausch’s office and is now in the hands of Robert Hur, who was appointed special counsel last week. Hur is still assembling his team and may re-interview some witnesses in what is now a criminal investigation. Moore’s interview was not memorialized in a “302” form, but all statements made to the US attorney’s office carry the same legal weight as sworn statements.
In addition to Moore, US Attorney Lausch’s office also interviewed Kathy Chung, who was Biden’s executive assistant when he was vice president and now works at the Pentagon. Chung was questioned about the handling of the documents and their transfer to the Archives.
The documents were discovered in early November and the White House has said that they were handled in accordance with proper procedures. However, the investigation is ongoing and the outcome could have implications for Biden’s presidency. The Biden administration has said that it is fully cooperating with the investigation, and that it is confident that it will be able to demonstrate that the documents were handled in accordance with the law.