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Attorney General Merrick Garland tapped a Trump-appointed U. S. attorney to investigate the discovery of classified documents at a pro-Biden think tank Monday.
John Lausch, the U. S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, was appointed by former President Donald Trump in November 2017. Lausch will investigate the discovery of a batch of documents found at the offices of the Penn Biden Center, some of which were marked classified, a source with knowledge of the matter told Fox News Digital.
Lawyers for Biden said they immediately notified the National Archives about the documents, dated from Biden's time as vice president, once they were discovered. The group returned the documents to the Archives in November.
"The documents were not the subject of any previous request or inquiry by the Archives," Richard Sauber, special counsel to the White House, said in a Monday statement. "Since that discovery, the President's personal attorneys have cooperated with he Archives and the Department of Justice in process to ensure that any Obama-Biden Administration records are appropriately in the possession of the Archives."
The discovery echoes revelations last year that Trump had housed a trove of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home after leaving office. The FBI ultimately raided his residence to recover some 300 classified documents.... (Read more)