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U.S. AG Garland appoints Special Counsel for Biden’s classified documents inquiry

Merrick Garland
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(WASHINGTON D.C.) — U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, who was appointed by President Biden, has appointed a Special Counsel to investigate the same over potentially illegal possession of classified documents.

Now, both former President Trump and sitting President Joe Biden are under a Special Counsel investigation.

“Under the special counsel regulation, it is in the public interest to appoint a special council,” Garland said at a press conference Thursday in Washington.

The new special counsel is Robert Hur, former US attorney for Maryland, Garland said, adding: “I am confident that Mr. Hur will carry out his responsibility in an even-handed and urgent manner and in accordance with the highest traditions of this department.”

Since November, after the discovery of documents with classified markings in his former office, Biden aides have been searching for any additional classified materials that might be in other locations he used, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to provide details about the ongoing inquiry.