Who is Special Counsel Robert Hur?
Special Counsel Robert Hur has an extensive resume in both private and public sectors, and voices across the spectrum speak highly of his skills and integrity.
The Details: Hur, who is currently a partner at the DC-based firm Gibson Dunn, was previously appointed by President Trump as the United States attorney for Maryland, a role he served in from 2018 to 2021. He has experience in white-collar crime and corruption, and during his time as a senior leader in the Department of Justice, he was the point-person for the Russian interference investigation conducted by Robert Mueller.
For Context: Hur was appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday to investigate the several classified documents President Biden illegally retained during his tenure as Vice President of the Obama Administration.
Key Quotes: Rod Rosenstein, a former deputy attorney general under Trump, said Hur has a “great record”, is “a superb lawyer”, and “extraordinarily hard-working and effective”. Hur, commented on his appointment, saying, “I intend to follow the facts swiftly and thoroughly, without fear or favour, and will honour the trust placed in me to perform this service.”
How The Media Covered It: So far, there has been little politicization of, or disagreement on, the appointment across the spectrum. Fox News (Right Bias) hosted an interview with former Assistant United States Attorney Andrew McCarthy, who questioned the need for a special counsel at all, and believes Congress is the “primary vehicle” for checking abuses by the Executive Branch, particularly in the interest of transparency.
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