Following the discovery of a new batch of confidential documents, this time in the private garage of the American president, Joe Biden, the Department of Justice asked a prosecutor to begin an investigation into this case.
Former Maryland Attorney General Robert Hur has been charged with determining whether the current US head of state broke the law by keeping classified documents at home after he left the vice presidency in 2017 , Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday, saying that “the extraordinary circumstances require the appointment of a special prosecutor for this case”.
“This appointment underscores the ministry’s commitment to independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters, and to making decisions based solely on facts and law,” said the prosecutor appointed in Maryland by the former -Republican leader Donald Trump.
“We are confident that a careful investigation will show that these documents were inadvertently moved and that the president and his lawyers acted promptly when they discovered this error,” said the legal adviser to the presidency. , Richard Sauber, in a statement released after the announcement of the appointment of a special prosecutor.