What records are Republicans seeking?
The House Oversight Committee requested from the White House specific details about the contents of the documents and what actions were taken following their discovery:
- All of the classified documents found.
- A list of who was staffed to review the documents.
- A list of locations that were searched.
- Communications between the White House and the DOJ or the National Archives and Records Administration regarding the found documents.
Garland announced Thursday that he was appointing former Justice Department prosecutor and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Robert K. Hur to lead the investigation in what would be the first special counsel probe into a sitting Democratic president in roughly two decades.
“This appointment underscores for the public the Department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters, and to making decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law,” Garland said in a statement.