Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday he would appoint a special counsel to investigate after classified documents dating back to Biden’s time as vice president were found to be stored incorrectly.
Republicans have seized on the discovery in light of the criminal investigation currently plaguing former President Donald Trump, who moved thousands of government records to his Mar-a-Lago home after his presidency. The former president slow-walked the Justice Department’s efforts to regain control of them and has been fighting its probe.
When a president leaves office, all presidential records become the legal property of the National Archives, which is in charge of storing them safely.
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