Garland appoints special counsel to investigate Biden docs

Then-Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Robert Hur speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington, July 27, 2017. Hur, the former Trump-appointed U.S. attorney in Maryland, will lead the investigation, taking over from the top Justice Department prosecutor in Chicago, John Lausch, who was earlier assigned by the department to investigate the matter and who recommended to Garland last week that a special counsel be appointed. Hur is to begin his work soon. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Thursday, in Washington, as John Lausch, the U.S. Attorney in Chicago, looks on. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to investigate the presence of classified documents found at President Joe Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at an unsecured office in Washington dating from his time as vice president.