During an interview this week, Obama administration ethics chief Walter Shaub reportedly criticized President Joe Biden after sensitive materials were discovered in his house and a think tank carrying his name.
“It’s nothing like Trump’s deliberate refusal to return classified records demanded by the National Archives, but Biden’s own retention of classified records reflects an inexcusable neglect of the most basic security protocols. The fact that the White House didn’t mention that records were found in more than one location when first asked about them was a breach of trust with the public and a self-inflicted wound.” Shaub said in a statement to Fox News.
“The fact that the White House didn’t mention that records were found in more than one location when first asked about them was a breach of trust with the public and a self-inflicted wound,” he continued.
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Thursday that he appointed former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur, who served during the Trump administration, to serve as special counsel in the investigation after U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois John Lausch, who was assigned to conduct an initial review of the case, recommended that a special counsel be appointed.
The investigation began when Biden’s personal attorney discovered ten secret documents in an envelope in the president’s private office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in Washington.
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