Overview Points Out Biden’s Struggles with Memory

(ReliableNews.org) – Robert Hur, a Department of Justice special counsel, carried out an investigation into President Joe Biden over his handling of classified documents from his time as vice president. During the probe, the POTUS sat down and spoke to Hur for five hours. The report painted a damning portrait of Biden’s memory.

On February 8, Attorney General Merrick Garland released Hur’s special counsel report. The prosecutor, who was an appointee of former President Donald Trump, cleared the president of criminal wrongdoing. However, it also included several personal opinions about Biden’s memory.

The special prosecutor said that the evidence against Biden didn’t rise to the level of criminal wrongdoing. Hur stated that even if the Department of Justice did try to prosecute the president when he left office, Biden would probably try to show a jury that he was a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Hur said that during his interviews with Biden, he wasn’t able to remember the key dates of his time as vice president. He also said the POTUS couldn’t remember that Beau Biden, his son, died of brain cancer.

Biden held a press conference the night the report was issued. He pushed back against the allegations Hur made about his memory. He said his memory was fine and slammed Hur for saying he willfully retained and shared classified information. Further, the president expressed anger over the assertion that he didn’t know when his son died, saying he didn’t think it was the special counsel’s business.

The president also pointed out that he sat for two days of interviews in the days after the October 7 attack on Israel that left approximately 1,200 people dead, including several Americans. Biden said he was dealing with a crisis but still cooperated.

Biden’s attorneys accused Hur of using “prejudicial language to describe a commonplace occurrence among witnesses: a lack of recall of years-old events.”

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