Given the discovery of two sets of documents at Joe Biden’s house, Merrick Garland has appointed former Maryland US Attorney Robert Hur as Special Counsel to investigate that case.
I don’t think this is a bad thing. It will eliminate any claim of bias and ensure a report can be filed at the end. And it will stave off GOP interference in the case.
Garland described the following timeline.
November 4: NARA informs DOJ of the documents
November 9: FBI conducts an assessment to understand whether classified information was mishandled
November 14: Garland assigned US Attorney Lausch to conduct initial investigation
December 20: Biden’s counsel informed Lausch of additional documents in the Wilmington garage
January 5: Lausch briefed Garland of initial investigation and recommended further investigation
January 11: Biden informed Lausch of an additional document from Biden’s personal residence
Update: Hur’s statement:
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.