President Joe Biden was interviewed as part of the investigation into his handling of classified documents, the White House said Monday night.
White House spokesman Ian Sams released a statement confirming the President gave a voluntary interview that was conducted over two days, Sunday and Monday.
“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,” Sams said.
The White House referred all questions to the Justice Department, which did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A person familiar with the matter said the interview was scheduled several weeks ago.
The interview raises the possibility that the special counsel’s investigation may be coming to an end.
The White House said in January that documents with classified markings were uncovered at Biden’s Delaware home and at a Washington office he used after he left office at the conclusion of the Obama administration.
The news of Biden’s interview comes as former President Donald Trump is currently awaiting trial for his alleged mishandling of classified documents. While on the campaign trail, Trump has sought to compare his case to Biden’s, accusing the Justice Department of “election interference”.