Garland appoints special counsel to probe Biden classified documents

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Garland appoints special counsel to probe Biden classified documents

From The Washington Post | National Security by Perry Stein, Devlin Barrett and Matt Visar

Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to investigate the handling of classified documents found at a former office and the Delaware home of President Biden — ratcheting up the stakes and potential consequences surrounding the national security cases that have now ensnared both the current president and his predecessor.

Garland made the announcement Thursday at the Justice Department, tapping Robert K. Hur, a former U.S. Attorney in Maryland who also served as a senior Justice Department official during the Trump administration.

Hur’s appointment “underscores for the public the department’s commitment to both independence and accountability for particularly sensitive matters," Garland said.

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