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Biden interviewed by probe into handling of classified files

US President Joe Biden has met with a justice department investigator probing how sensitive documents were found with him after he left the vice-presidency.

Mr Biden voluntarily met with Special Counsel Robert Hur at the White House for two days, officials told reporters.

Mr Hur was appointed after a separate investigation was launched into secret documents found at Donald Trump’s home.

Mr Biden has not been charged with any crime. It is not unusual for presidents to be interviewed by investigators.

Ian Sams, a spokesman for Mr Biden, said in a statement that the interview was conducted on Sunday and Monday, and had “concluded” on Monday.

It was personally conducted by Mr Hur, who was chosen by US Attorney General Merrick Garland to lead the investigation.

“As we have said from the beginning, the President and the White House are cooperating with this investigation, and as it has been appropriate, we have provided relevant updates publicly, being as transparent as we can consistent with protecting and preserving the integrity of the investigation,” Mr Sams said.

“We would refer other questions to the Justice Department at this time.”

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