Washington, DC – Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel on Thursday to look into President Biden’s handling of confidential materials during the Obama administration.
Garland appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur to lead the probe. On Thursday, the Justice Department elevated it from a review to a special counsel inquiry after a second stockpile of secret documents was discovered inside Biden’s garage in Wilmington, Delaware. The initial documents were discovered inside the Penn Biden Center think tank’s Washington offices.
“Earlier today, I signed an order appointing Robert Hur a special counsel for the matter I have just described,” Garland said Thursday after outlining the located documents. “The document authorizes him to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter. The special counsel will not be subject to the day-to-day supervision of any official of the department, but he must comply with the regulations, procedures, and policies of the department.”