U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a Special Counsel to investigate the handling of classified documents by Joe Biden.
BREAKING: U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announces a Special Counsel has been appointed to investigate the handling of classified documents by Joe Biden.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) January 12, 2023
🚨 BREAKING: AG Merrick Garland has appointed Robert Hur to serve as Special Counsel to investigate the mishandling of Classified Documents by Joe Biden. pic.twitter.com/PR2QY2UzP8
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) January 12, 2023
It was announced on Thursday that classified documents were found in the garage of Biden’s Delaware residence next to his Corvette.
This is where Biden hid classified documents:
Here’s a shot of Joe Biden’s “locked” GARAGE where he was hiding classified documents. pic.twitter.com/QcxfTZdaMx
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 12, 2023
Garland appointed Robert Hur as the Special Counsel to investigate Biden.
Hur, a Trump appointee, was the U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland and is now a lawyer at a Washington D.C. firm.
He previously served as special assistant and counsel to Christopher Wray.
He previously served as special assistant and counsel to Christopher A. Wray, then-Assistant Attorney General in charge of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division.
Hur was also a partner of Christopher Wray at the King & Spalding law firm.
Via The Intercept:
Wray and Robert Hur, now a senior Justice Department official, were both partners at the powerhouse law firm King & Spalding in 2015
He was also the former principal counselor to former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Mueller investigation.
Per NBC News:
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday he was appointing Robert Hur to serve as a special counsel to review classified material found in President Joe Biden’s Delaware residence and a Washington office he used.
Hur, now a lawyer at a Washington, D.C. firm, was the U.S. Attorney for Maryland during the Trump administration, and is also the former principal counselor to former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Mueller investigation.
Garland said Hur’s appointment “authorizes him to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter.”
Garland said the move was necessary because of the “extraordinary circumstances” involved. “I am confident Mr. Hur will carry out his responsibilities in an even-handed and urgent manner,” he said.
“I will conduct the assigned investigation with fair, impartial, and dispassionate judgment. I intend to follow the facts swiftly and thoroughly, without fear or favor, and will honor the trust placed in me to perform this service,” Hur said in a statement.
Watch the press conference below: