Who is Robert Hur, appointed special counsel to Biden’s documents case?
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Robert Hur as Special Counsel to investigate whether any laws were broken in the handling of classified information at President Biden’s home and personal office.
Garland: “As I’ve said before, I strongly believe that the normal processes of this department can handle all investigations with integrity. But under the regulations, the extraordinary circumstances here require the appointment of a special counsel for this matter,”
So who is Robert Hur?
He is a prosecutor who joined the Justice Department’s Criminal Division in 2003. He worked on cases involving counterterrorism, corporate fraud, and appellate matters. From 2007 to 2014 he served as an assistant US attorney in Maryland where he prosecuted cases involving violent crime and financial fraud. He then left for the private sector, returned to public service in 2017, and was appointed by Former President Trump to serve as the US Attorney for Maryland in 2018. While performing that job, he supervised cases regarding national security and public corruption.
The Stanford educated attorney most recently worked in the private sector as a partner for Gibson and Dunn in Washington D.C. He is a member of the Board of Regents for the University System of Maryland.
Hur said in a statement regarding his appointment quote: “I will conduct the assigned investigation with fair, impartial, and dispassionate judgment. I intend to follow the facts swiftly and thoroughly, without fear or favor, and will honor the trust placed in me to perform this service,”
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