Somehow I doubt that Biden’s handpicked man is gonna slap him on the wrist for keeping classified docs in his garage…
But at the very least, AG Merrick Garland is doing a good job of pretending to take things seriously:
Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to take over the investigation into President Joe Biden’s potential mishandling of classified documents.
The special counsel is Robert Hur.
Who’s Robert Hur?
According to CNN:
“In 2003, he joined the department’s criminal division, where he worked on counterterrorism, corporate fraud and appellate matters. From 2007 until 2014, Mr. Hur served as an assistant US attorney for the district of Maryland, where he prosecuted matters ranging from violent crime to financial fraud,” Garland said.
“In 2017, Mr. Hur rejoined the department as the principal associate deputy attorney general. In 2018, he was nominated and confirmed to serve as a US attorney for the district of Maryland. As US attorney, he supervised some of the department’s more important national security, public corruption and other high-profile matters,” Garland added.
Here’s what the AG had to say about the move:
“I strongly believe that the normal processes of this department can handle all investigations with integrity. But under the regulations, the extraordinary circumstances here require the appointment of a special counsel for this matter,” Garland said Thursday while making the announcement. “This appointment underscores for the public the department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters, and to making decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law.”
This situation gives Garland an opportunity to at least pretend that his justice department is blind:
But we should probably note this about Hur as well: