Special counsels are investigating both Donald Trump and Joe Biden over their handling of classified documents.

Things were looking better for US President Joe Biden as 2022 began. His approval ratings were ticking up. Inflation was slowing.

And as Democrats united behind Biden’s likely reelection campaign, Republicans were at war with themselves after a disappointing midterm season.

But on Thursday, Biden’s political outlook veered into more uncertain territory after Attorney General Merrick Garland

appointed a special counsel to investigate the Democratic president’s handling of classified documents.

The appointment came after CBS News reported Monday that classified documents from his 2009-2017 vice presidency had been found at a Washington, DC office used by Biden.

Following the report, the White House had acknowledged the information. NBC News then reported on Wednesday that a second batch of classified documents had been found.