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Special Counsel Hur Declines to Charge Joe Biden in Classified Docs Case, Attacks Biden’s Memory

HeadlineFeb 09, 2024

The special counsel investigating Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents after his vice presidency has declined to charge Biden despite finding the president “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials.” In his report, special counsel Robert Hur said Biden had fully cooperated with his investigation. He also said that a jury would be sympathetic to Biden and view him as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” Hur made several other references to Biden’s memory, which he called “significantly limited.” Biden later responded to questions about Hur’s comments.

President Joe Biden: “My memory is fine. My memory — take a look at what I’ve done since I’ve become president. None of you thought I could pass any of the things I got passed. How did that happen? You know, I guess I just forgot what was going on.”

Later in the same news conference, Biden mistakenly referred to Egypt’s Abdel Fattah el-Sisi as the president of Mexico.

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