Special Counsel Robert Hur has presented a startling evaluation of President Joe Biden’s recollection. In his recently published report on the president’s management of classified documents, Hur determined that Biden knowingly held onto and revealed classified materials even after his tenure as vice president, when he was a private citizen. Despite this finding, Hur did not propose any charges.
Nevertheless, the report seems to have confirmed the worries of the president’s team, as it potentially contains detrimental information that could impact his re-election campaign. Notably, a section of the report claimed that the president had difficulty recalling significant events from his time as vice president.
“In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden’s memory was worse. He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (‘if it was 2013 – when did I stop being Vice President?’), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (‘in 2009, am I still Vice President?’),” the report stated.
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— Jake Sherman (@JakeSherman) February 8, 2024
The report further asserted that he had no recollection of the date when his son Beau, who sadly passed away in 2015, had died.
“He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died. And his memory appeared hazy when describing the Afghanistan debate that was once so important to him. Among other things, he mistakenly said he ‘had a real difference’ of opinion with General Karl Eikenberry, when, in fact, Eikenberry was an ally whom Mr. Biden cited approvingly in his Thanksgiving memo to President Obama,” the report alleged.
The report is a result of Hur’s inquiry into confidential records from Biden’s tenure as vice president, which were discovered in different places, including the garage of his residence in Delaware.
In a statement addressing the report, which did not propose any charges, White House Counsel Richard Sauber expressed disagreement with several erroneous and unsuitable remarks made in the Special Counsel’s report.
“We do not believe that the report’s treatment of President Biden’s memory is accurate or appropriate. The report uses highly prejudicial language to describe a commonplace occurrence among witnesses: a lack of recall of years-old events,” he added.