President Joe Biden has been cleared of criminal charges following a year-long investigation into his handling of classified documents despite the special counsel finding that he "willfully" disclosed classified materials.
The special counsel's report, announced on February 8, 2024, concluded that while there was evidence of Biden retaining and disclosing classified information, no criminal charges were warranted.
The findings have sparked controversy with critics arguing that the president's actions were outrageously criminal. Despite the backlash, Biden will not face any charges as a result of the investigation.
The special counsel's report did not only clear Biden of any criminal wrongdoing but also raised questions about his memory. The report did not provide further details on these concerns.
Biden's administration has been pushing for transparency and accountability in government, advocating for the declassification and release of classified documents. This move has been met with criticism, with some arguing that it could jeopardize national security and diplomatic relations.
The decision not to charge Biden has brought relief to his administration but also ignited debates on the handling of classified information by high-ranking officials. As the Biden administration continues to navigate its term, decisions like these will undoubtedly shape its legacy.