Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate the discovery of classified documents on President Joe Biden’s property, a case similar to the one facing Donald Trump.
Amid pressure from Republicans, Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints a special attorney to investigate President Joe Biden for classified documents found on his property.
“I strongly believe that the normal processes of this department can handle all investigations with integrity,” Garland said.
The special counsel is Robert Hur, prosecutor Garland said.
“According to the regulations, the extraordinary circumstances here require the appointment of a special attorney for this matter,” he said.
Hur has extensive Justice Department experience and will now be responsible for investigating President Barack Obama’s government documents found at President Biden’s personal home in Delaware.
“This appointment underscores for public opinion the department’s commitment, both to independence and to accountability on particularly sensitive issues,” Garland defended.
The decision comes after the White House acknowledged the discovery of classified documents at a home of President Biden in Delaware, which was reported to the Justice Department.
Republicans have pushed for an investigation, similar to former President Donald Trump, who took dozens of secret documents to his private Mar-a-Lago residence.
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