On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that he was appointing a special counsel to investigate the classified documents found in President Joe Biden’s private office and home.
“Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to take over the investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents,” CNN reported. “The special counsel is Robert Hur.”
“Two special prosecutors have been appointed,” CNN also reported.
“BREAKING: President Biden is the subject of a federal criminal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Hur,” investigative journalist Paul Sperry reported.
BREAKING: President Biden is the subject of a federal criminal investigation led by Special Counsel Robert Hur
— Paul Sperry (@paulsperry_) January 12, 2023
WATCH Garland’s announcement below:
🚨BREAKING: Garland appoints Robert Hur as special counsel into Biden classified documents. pic.twitter.com/dzM38Y6crL
— Merissa Hansen🇺🇸 (@merissahansen17) January 12, 2023
Check out some reactions on Twitter:
AG Garland is still in the middle of it. Special Counsel report up to AG. And AG and other DOJ leadership will have to ensure consistent analyses and approaches in Trump and Biden investigations. https://t.co/EHAzrKAwSC
— Ross Garber (@rossgarber) January 12, 2023
Garland is the real enchilada.
Impeaching Biden is a waste of time.
Garland has committed actual crimes, including civil rights violations.
Impeach Garland. https://t.co/s0N9fgJqJM
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) January 12, 2023
A liberal perspective on the matter:
For those playing along at home, Merrick Garland knew Trump stole classified documents as early as January 2021 and… took almost 2 years to appoint a special counsel.
With Biden, it took Garland 2 months.
I keep trying to tell you guys that Merrick is a pathetically weak man.
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) January 12, 2023
The news comes after a 2nd pile of classified documents were found in Joe Biden’s Delaware home.
These documents were dated from Joe Biden’s time as Vice President before he apparently took them back home and stuffed them in some “storage space” in his garage at his home in Wilmington, Delaware.
More from CNN:
President Joe Biden’s aides located documents with classified markings at two locations inside his home in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House counsel’s office said in a statement Thursday.
The documents were located in a storage area in Biden’s garage and an adjacent room, the statement reads. Biden frequently spends weekends at the home, located in a wealthy, wooded enclave on a lake.
Speaking Thursday, Biden said the documents were in a “locked garage” and that he was cooperating fully with the Department of Justice.
The White House released a statement from Sauber included the confirmation of the documents existence and location but failed to fill in key information about the handling of the documents or when they were found.