United States: a special prosecutor appointed to investigate after the discovery of confidential documents in a former office and a private residence of Joe Biden

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United States: a special prosecutor appointed to investigate after the discovery of confidential documents in a former office and a private residence of Joe Biden

US Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed 12 January an independent prosecutor to investigate confidential documents found in a former office and in the private residence of US President Joe Biden. “I signed a document appointing Robert Hur as special prosecutor” who “authorizes it to investigate any person or entity that may have violated the law” in this case, he said in a short speech.

“A small number” Confidential documents dating from when Joe Biden was vice president were found in his private residence in Wilmington, Delaware, the White House reported Thursday. A dozen documents of this type had already been found in a former office of the American president in Washington. No documents were however found in his residence in the seaside town of Rehoboth, said Presidential Counsel, Richard Sauber.

Un 1978 law obliges American presidents and vice-presidents to transmit all their e-mails, letters and other working documents to the National Archives. Joe Biden assured “cooperate fully” with American justice, during a brief exchange with the press. “We are confident that a careful investigation will show that these documents were inadvertently misplaced and that the President and his attorneys acted promptly upon discovering this error.”for his part, said the lawyer for the presidency, Richard Sauber, in a press release on Thursday.

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