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US Attorney General Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

US Attorney Robert Hur arrives at US District Court in Baltimore on November 21, 2019. Attorney General Merrick Garland on January 12, 2023, appointed Hur as a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at US President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Del., and at an office in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)
US Attorney Robert Hur arrives at US District Court in Baltimore on November 21, 2019. Attorney General Merrick Garland on January 12, 2023, appointed Hur as a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at US President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Del., and at an office in Washington. (AP Photo/Steve Ruark, File)

US Attorney General Merrick Garland appoints a special counsel to investigate the presence of documents with classified markings found at US President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an office in Washington.

The announcement follows Biden’s acknowledgment that a document with classified markings from his time as vice president was found in his personal library, along with other documents found in his garage.

Garland says Biden’s lawyers informed the Justice Department of the discovery of a classified document at Biden’s home, after FBI agents first retrieved other documents from the garage in December. It was disclosed on Monday that sensitive documents were found at the office of his former institute in Washington.

Robert Hur, the former Trump-appointed US attorney in Maryland, will lead the investigation, taking over from the top Justice Department prosecutor in Chicago, John Lausch, who was earlier assigned by the department to investigate the matter and who recommended to Garland last week that a special counsel be appointed. Hur is to begin his work soon.

“The extraordinary circumstances here require the appointment of a special counsel for this matter,” Garland says, adding that Hur is authorized to investigate whether any person or entity violated the law.

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