(NewsGlobal.com)- President Joe Biden is now facing a major investigation himself into classified documents that were found at both his private office and home.
On Thursday, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed a special counsel to investigate the situation. The person put in charge of that investigation is Robert Hur, a who once served as a federal prosecutor.
According to a statement Garland released along with the announcement, he said:
“[Hur is authorized] to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with this matter.”
Between 2018 and 2021, Hur was the U.S. Attorney for Maryland. He was nominated for that position by former President Donald Trump during his time in the White House.
Garland cited “extraordinary circumstances” for naming a special counsel to investigate this case. The move actually came only a couple hours after the president and his personal lawyer announced that they found a second set of classified documents at a garage in Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home.
That discovery was first made on December 20. It followed the first batch of classified documents that were found on November 2 by some of Biden’s personal lawyers in an office that Biden used after he served as vice president in the Obama administration.
The office in Washington, D.C., was for a think tank, and Biden was a private citizen at the time he held that office.
One of the odd parts about the revelation is that Biden’s lawyers waited a full month before they decide to search additional locations that were associated with Biden to see if there were more classified documents there.
Monday was the first time either discovery was published in the media for the public to see. It has been a full two months since the first discovery of classified documents were found in a place where Biden frequented.
The fact that Biden has now been found with classified documents puts a huge wrench in the Biden administration’s investigations of former President Donald Trump for taking classified documents with him to his Mar-a-Lago home in Florida.
The FBI seized dozens of boxes of allegedly classified documents from Trump’s home during a raid there back in August.
By law, all vice presidents and presidents have to return all government records they have to the National Records and Archives Administration as soon as they are no longer in office.
As soon as it was announced that the first batch of records were found, Garland assigned U.S. Attorney for Chicago John Lausch to handle that inquiry. Once the second batch was found, Lausch actually recommended to Garland that he name a special counsel for the case.
Hur released a statement of his own Thursday, saying:
“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.”