Garland Says He Wouldn’t Have Changed Special Counsel’s Conclusions on Biden - EVOL

Special counsel Robert Hur described president as a ‘well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory.’

President Joe Biden’s attorney general on March 21 defended himself against critics who were upset when he released a special counsel report on the president’s handling of classified documents without edits or redactions.

Special counsel Robert Hur said in the report that President Biden intentionally retained and disclosed classified materials after his eight years as vice president but concluded that no prosecution was warranted.

In the 388-page report, which was released by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Mr. Hur also said that the decision not to prosecute stemmed in part from the idea that “at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

A reporter on Thursday asked if Attorney General Merrick Garland should have intervened to alter Mr. Hur’s descriptions of President Biden.

“No one from the White House has said that to me,” Mr. Garland responded during an unrelated press conference.

White House Counsel Ed Siskel wrote to Mr. Garland before Mr. Hur’s report was released to the public, accusing Mr. Hur of “pejoratively characterizing uncharged



Subscribe to Our Free Newsletter