(TheRedWire.com) – A former FBI assistant director has criticized the FBI for the vastly different approaches it has taken to handling President Biden’s and former President Donald Trump’s potential mishandling of classified materials.
According to a report that came out last week, classified documents were found by Biden’s lawyers in his possession on Nov. 2 at the Penn Biden Center. As soon as the documents were found the National Archives were contacted to step in and handle the documents.
Despite this, no reports about the classified documents were made public at the time. A second search on Dec. 20 in Biden’s Wilmington home also found a second batch of documents in a storage space in Biden’s garage. This fueled a search into the rest of Biden’s house, where more documents were found in his library.
While the cases regarding classified documents are vastly different, Chris Swecker who served as an FBI special agent for 24 years said that the Justice Department appears to be handling Biden’s case in a more “genteel” manner.
Swecker also noted that there is a “glaring disparity” in the handling of the cases when one considers the FBI’s raid of Mar-a-Lago in order to recover the hundreds of classified documents that Trump had in his possession.
Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday appointed a special counsel to take over the investigation relating to Biden’s misplaced classified documents. Former U.S. attorney Robert Hur will be taking over the investigation.
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