Is Merrick Garland Truly Corrupt?

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( – The recent report noting that classified documents from the Obama administration were found in President Biden’s old office and Delaware home has led to Attorney General Merrick Garland having to deal with an unprecedented situation.

In the past few months, Garland has had to appoint two separate special counsels. One is to handle the classified documents found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, while the other one handles the investigation relating to the classified documents found in Biden’s possession. What makes the situation even more complicated is that both men might end up on the 2024 ballot.

On Thursday, Garland appointed special counsel Robert Hur to take over the Biden documents probe. The first batch of these documents was found in Biden’s private office in Washington, D.C. on November 2. As soon as the documents were found the Justice Department and the National Archives were notified. The documents were immediately returned to the National Archives and the investigation began.

Throughout his time as Attorney General, Garland has been methodical in the investigations he handles. This has led to him being criticized by both the Republicans and the Democrats for different reasons. The Republicans have blamed Garland for placing his primary focus on the investigations into the former President and not placing enough attention on crime, while the Democrats have blamed him for moving too slowly.

However, now that an investigation against Biden has become, Garland finds himself in an even more precarious position as he will need to ensure that both cases are handled equally.

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