Merrick Garland names Special Counsel to handle Biden classified docs
President Joe Biden faces more scrutiny as another batch of classified documents were discovered in a Delaware home owned by Biden. The White House Counsel’s Office was on the hunt for more classified documents and searched both of Biden’s homes in Delaware – one in Rehoboth at the beach, and another in Wilmington. This all comes after the first sets of classified documents were found in Biden’s old office that he used during his time as vice president to former President Barack Obama.
Escalating the situation to a further degree was Attorney General Merrick Garland who named Robert Hur as Special Counsel for investigating the classified documents linked to Joe Biden.
Robert Hur is an attorney and a former United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. He was nominated by President Donald Trump in 2017 and confirmed by the Senate in 2018. Prior to his appointment as U.S. Attorney, Hur was a partner in the law firm of Miles & Stockbridge and served as the Chief of Staff to Maryland Governor Larry Hogan. He has experience in white-collar criminal defense and government investigations.
On November 1, 2017, Hur was nominated by President Donald Trump to be the next United States Attorney for the District of Maryland. On March 22, 2018, his nomination was reported out of committee by voice vote. He was confirmed by voice vote later the same day. He was sworn in on April 9, 2018. On February 3, 2021, he announced his resignation, effective February 15. Following his departure from the U.S. Attorney position in Maryland, Hur became a partner at Gibson Dunn, a national law firm based in Washington, D.C.
If Hur was nominated by Trump and Biden’s own aides are finding classified documents – is there something in play that is setting up grounds for Biden to be impeached?