WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — President Joe Biden will not seek redactions in a report by U.S. Department of Justice special counsel investigating his handling of classified documents, the White House said Thursday, clearing the way for its release.

White House Counsel’s office spokesman Ian Sams said the White House had notified the Justice Department that it completed a review of the report.

“In keeping with his commitment to cooperation and transparency throughout this investigation, the president declined to assert privilege over any portion of the report,” Sams said.

The year-long investigation has centered on improper retention of classified documents by Biden from his time as a senator and as vice president. Sensitive records were found in 2022 and 2023 at his Delaware home and at a private office he used in between his service in the Obama administration and becoming president.

The White House review for potential executive privilege concerns appeared to be the final hurdle before the report is released to Congress and the public.

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