Attorney General Garland has announced that Robert Haar will act as a special counsel to investigate Biden’s handling of classified documents.
Attorney General Garland said:
This document authorizes him to investigate whether any person or entity has violated the law in connection with this matter.The special prosecutor is not subject to the official department’s routine oversight, but he must comply
Make sure Mr. Xu receives all the resources he needs to get the job done. As I said before, I strongly believe that the department’s normal processes are fully capable of handling all investigations. Requires the appointment of an attorney. This appointment underscores the department’s commitment to independence and accountability and to issues of particular sensitivity to the public. And to make incontrovertible decisions based only on facts and law.
Appointing a special counsel is different from the Trump investigation. The DOJ is trying to determine whether there were any violations of law in the Biden case. In Trump’s case, the Justice Department was investigating whether certain violations were committed.
Republicans cannot claim that the DOJ is being weaponized or that Trump is being unfairly investigated. If President Biden and his team aren’t breaking the law, there’s nothing to worry about.
At this point, Biden’s political prospects don’t look good, but if a special counsel investigation determines that the president has committed no crimes and Trump is ultimately indicted, the story would be a much different tone. become.
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It’s wrong to treat the two cases alike, But following the books will only help President Biden.
A special counsel appears to have been appointed to preserve the impartiality and independence of the DOJ.
This is an important point because House Republicans base their entire House Select Committee rationale on the conspiracy theory that the DOJ is being “weaponized” against conservatives.
Biden’s appointment as special counsel may be an uncomfortable move for Democrats today, but if the investigation finds the law hasn’t been broken, it will help them in the 2024 election and beyond.
Jason is the editor-in-chief. He is also a White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a BA in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy with a specialization in the social reform movement.
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