Post navigation Attorney General Merrick Garland announced the appointment of a special counsel to investigate any possible criminal or ethical violations committed by Hunter Biden during his time in various business endeavors. The special counsel will operate independently from Barr and his Justice Department and will investigate any illegal activities under the Biden administration. The announcement of the special counsel follows recent reports that Hunter Biden allegedly received millions of dollars from foreign governments. The second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump has begun in the Senate. Trump is the only US leader to be impeached twice and is being charged with inciting an insurrection. The trial will ultimately decide whether or not Trump is convicted for his role in the insurrection at the US Capitol on January 6.