Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), a senior member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, on Wednesday called for the case regarding Biden’s classified documents to be handled in the same way that former Presidents Donald Trump’s case is being handled.
Namely, Graham is requesting that Attorney General Merrick Garland appoint a special counsel who can overlook the investigation. Previously Garland had announced that career prosecutor Jack Smith was going to be investigating former President Trump’s case regarding the documents that were seized by the FBI from his Mar-a-Lago estate.
In his interview with Martha MacCallum, Graham said that if a special counsel is necessary to ensure that Trump’s case is handled appropriately, then similar attention should be placed on Biden’s case and the documents he may have mishandled during his time as Vice President.
According to a recent report, Biden’s aides located a second batch of classified documents that were not located in Biden’s Washington, D.C. office along with the first batch of classified documents. The first batch of documents was found in the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global engagement and consists of less than a dozen documents.
On the other hand, the FBI seized from Trump’s estate more than 15 boxes of records, with a total of more than 100 classified documents. Therefore the scale of these two cases is completely different. More importantly, Biden’s team immediately informed the National Archives of the discovered documents, while in Trump’s case, the FBI needed to be involved in their retrieval.