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Why the Biden document case differs from the Trump document case

Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed a special counsel to assess the Biden-Obama documents probe. Robert K. Hur, a former U.S. attorney in Maryland, will serve as special counsel. Justice Department should treat each probe on its own legal merits, and ensure neither gets out of control. Michael Wolraich: Mr. Biden could promote trust and preempt criticism by sharing more about the nature of the documents. He asks whether appointment of a special counsel was warranted in the Biden case, even for the sake of consistency with the Trump case. The differences between the two cases are glaring, he says.