Confidential Documents: Special Prosecutor Appointed, Biden Defends Himself
Caught at fault, the American president assures us to “cooperate fully” with the judicial authorities.
Joe Biden is in an embarrassing situation after new confidential documents are discovered in his home.
The confidential documents case swept away by Joe Biden gained momentum on Thursday, with the appointment of a special prosecutor, while the American president claims to have acted “inadvertently”.
US Justice Secretary Merrick Garland has appointed Robert Hur as a special prosecutor to investigate records uncovered at an office and residence of Joe Biden, an announcement intended to quell any hint of patronage.
Merrick Garland, who had already delegated the investigations concerning Donald Trump to an independent prosecutor, has chosen for this new mission a former federal prosecutor who has so far dealt with both serious crime and cases corruption or fraud.
United States Attorney General Merrick Garland.
His appointment reminds the public of the department's commitment to the independence of the judiciary in particularly sensitive cases, and its commitment to making decisions guided solely by the facts and the law, Mr. Garland said during the x27;a brief speech.
A few hours earlier, the White House had announced that a small number of confidential documents relating to the work of vice president of Joe Biden (2009-2017) had been found in his private residence in Wilmington, Delaware. They were stored in the garage and an adjoining room.
President's attorney Richard Sauber said in a statement that the president intends to cooperate with the special prosecutor .
We are confident that a careful investigation will show that these documents were inadvertently misplaced and that the president and his lawyers acted promptly when they discovered this error, he said. – he declared.
On Monday, the White House had already acknowledged that a dozen documents of this type had been discovered at the Penn Biden Center, a think tank in Washington where Joe Biden once had an office.View larger
The Penn Biden Center, where documents belonging to Joe Biden were found earlier.
< p class="e-p">Joe Biden's predecessor, and his potential rival in the 2024 election, Donald Trump, has been in the crosshairs of justice for months for his handling of his presidential archives.
A 1978 law requires U.S. presidents and vice presidents to turn over all of their emails, letters, and other working papers to the National Archives.
Leaving the House- Blanche in January 2021, Donald Trump had taken entire boxes of documents. After being asked to return them, he returned around fifteen boxes in January 2022.
After examination, the federal police had estimated that the former Republican president probably kept others in his luxurious residence in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. A spectacular search took place in August.
An intense legal battle then opened to determine the nature of the documents seized (classified? personal? declassified ?) which slowed down the procedure. But Donald Trump remains under threat of federal indictment.
Several documents marked “secret” or “top secret” were found at Mar-a-Lago, Donald Trump's residence .
After his declaration of presidential candidacy of 2024, Merrick Garland had entrusted to a special prosecutor, Jack Smith, the task of supervising this investigation, as well as the investigations concerning the role of Donald Trump in the attack against the Capitol, the January 6, 2021.
FBI agents conducted a spectacular search there on August 8 based on a warrant for withholding classified documents and obstructing a federal investigation, and seized about 30 other boxes.
The minister acted quickly to nip in the bud the accusations of double-dealing justice made by the; opposition.
The Biden administration treats President Trump one way and President Biden another, Republican Speaker of the House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy had launched Thursday noon, asking for a congressional investigation into the president.View larger
Kevin McCarthy is calling for a Congressional investigation into this matter.
< p class="e-p"> On the Fox channel, Senator Josh Hawley had called for a special prosecutor. If there's one for Trump, there has to be one for Biden, he thundered.
Merrick Garland's reaction robs Republicans of that line of attack. But the case is undeniably embarrassing, despite the many differences with Donald Trump's case, as Joe Biden plans to embark on a new presidential race.