Live updates | Special Counsel Robert Hur to testify over Biden classified documents case

A big question will be how far beyond his 345-page report Hur goes in his testimony.

If past is precedent, the answer is not very. Hur is the third Justice Department special counsel in the last five years to face questions from lawmakers.

Though each hearing has afforded members of Congress an opportunity to score political points, the two earlier special counsels, Robert Mueller and John Durham, worked hard to avoid straying beyond their reports and Hur will tell the committee that he intends to follow the same tradition.

FILE – In this June 19, 2013, file photo, Federal Bureau of Investigation Director Robert Mueller testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

That approach could still generate fireworks, but if Hur sticks to that plan, it means he likely won’t be producing significant new revelations in his testimony.

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