Headline RoundupJanuary 12th, 2023

AG Appoints Special Counsel as More Classified Docs Discovered

Summary from the AllSides News Team

Additional classified documents were discovered in President Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, according to the White House. The bulk of the documents were reportedly in a locked garage. The contents of the documents are unknown.

What’s Next: Attorney General Merrick Garland announced on Thursday that he appointed a special counsel to oversee an investigation into the documents. Robert K. Hur, a prosecutor that worked in the Trump administration, was chosen by Garland to lead the investigation.

For Context: On Monday, CBS News (Lean Left) reported that Biden’s lawyers discovered classified documents in a locked closet of an office formerly used by Biden. According to Biden’s special counsel, the National Archives were immediately alerted, and the White House is cooperating with an inquiry by the Department of Justice.

Key Quotes: Speaking with reporters, Biden said the documents were “not sitting out in the street.” Richard Sauber, Biden’s special counsel, said, “all but one of these documents were found in storage space in the President’s Wilmington residence garage. One document consisting of one page was discovered among stored materials in an adjacent room.”

How The Media Is Covering It: The ongoing drama and discoveries is the top story in politics this week. Outlets on the right are including old Biden videos and statements pertaining either to classified document security or his home in Delaware in their coverage.

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