Garland blasts ‘absurd’ idea he should have protected Biden by holding back damning Hur report

Attorney General Merrick Garland dismissed the idea that he should have withheld then-special counsel Robert Hur’s report on President Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.

Speaking at a press conference, Garland said his release of the full report was in line with the traditional approach and necessary for transparency. He said his actions reflected his promise at the beginning of his tenure to release all special counsel reports.

“It’s consistent with the precedents, the full disclosure of all special counsel reports in the entire 25 years in which the regulation has been in effect,” Garland said. “It’s consistent with a common practice during the previous period of the independent counsel statute. The idea that an attorney general would edit, or redact, or censor the special counsel’s explanation for why the special counsel reached the decision
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