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Merrick Garland appoints special adviser to look into confidential documents in Biden's possession


Merrick Garland appoints special adviser to

look into confidential documents in Biden's possession

A special adviser was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to consider how President Biden would handle confidential paperwork from the Obama administration.

Robert Hoare

a former US lawyer

was selected by Garland to lead the investigation.

After the discovery of a second cache of classified documents inside

the garage of Biden Wilmington

Delaware, on Thursday

the Justice Department filed the case with a special counsel investigation from a direct review. Ben Biden Research Center offices in Washington are where preliminary documents were discovered.

Earlier today :

I signed an order to appoint Robert Hoare as Special Counsel for the matter I just described," Garland said Thursday after identifying the documents found.

He is permitted under the agreement to look into if somebody

or entity violated the law in respect of this matter.

the Special Adviser shall not be subject to daily supervision by any official of the Service, but shall comply with the regulations, procedures and policies of the Section ".

According to Garland

  • Hoare worked in the Criminal Division of the Ministry of Justice
  • where he handled corporate fraud, counter-terrorism
  • and appeals cases. Until he left the Justice Department in 2021
  • Hoare served as U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland.

Garland added:

"I am confident that Mr. Hoare will discharge his responsibility in a fair and expeditious manner and in accordance with the highest traditions of this department."

This week

after preliminary records were released

the White House Counsel's office examined two Biden homes in Wilmington

Delaware :

and Rehoboth Beach


When they found the documents in Wilmington's garage, according to the White House legal team, they immediately alerted the Justice Department.

No information was provided regarding the contents of the documents or whether Biden or anyone else read them after he stepped down as vice president.

Lawyers among personal and political papers discovered a small number of additional Obama and Biden administration records with classified marks.

These manuscripts, all except one, were discovered in

the storage space of President Wilmington's garage

"White House lawyers wrote in a statement Thursday. A single one-page document was discovered between materials stored in an adjacent room.

According to the White House

no documents were found at Biden Rehoboth Beach's home. In addition

the materials will be delivered to the Justice Department by the Biden administration.

Wilmington's records

  • are the second cache of confidential documents
  • from the Obama administration to be found.
  • The first group was discovered at

the headquarters of the Ben Biden Center in Washington

a think tank supporting Biden.

On Thursday :

Biden fell out with Fox News

White House correspondent Peter Ducey over the second set of documents.

Secret documents next to your corvette?

What were you thinking?

 Ducey asked.

I'll have a chance to talk about all this, God willing it will be soon, but I said earlier this week - and by the way, my Corvette is in a closed garage. "It's not like he's sitting on the street, Biden replied.

Ducey said, So the documents were in a closed garage.


as well as my Corvette. Yet, as I already stated this week

People are aware of my serious approach to handling classified and private information.

I also said that we are cooperating fully and fully with the Ministry of Justice review.

The discovery is similar to last year's discovery

the moment Donald Trump, a previous president, was made public

kept a large collection of classified documents at his Florida mansion Mar-a-Lago after leaving office. Eventually, the FBI raided his home and recovered about 300 top secret documents.