Special Counsel Hur's report exposed Biden's 'diminished faculties and faulty memory,' couldn't recall when he was VP or when his son died

 February 9, 2024

A large majority of Americans have deep concerns about President Joe Biden's cognitive capabilities, and those worries were just confirmed as exceptionally justified by way of the damning conclusions of Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on Biden's willful retention of unsecured classified materials at his home after leaving office.

Biden will not face criminal charges because Hur determined that a jury would perceive Biden as a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory" who couldn't even recall the exact years that he served as vice president, Fox News reported.

Hur's report is crucially revelatory both in its disclosure of Biden's diminished mental health and faculties as well as in the exposure of the nation's overtly politicized and two-tiered system of justice, given that Biden is dodging accountability on the same sort of alleged crimes for which former President Donald Trump is being criminally prosecuted.

Biden "willfully retained and disclosed" classified materials but won't face charges

CNBC reported that Special Counsel Hur, after 13 months of investigation, concluded that President Biden "willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency" and his prior service in the Senate, including documents and handwritten notebooks that contained "classified material about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan" and other "national security"-related information.

Biden "knew he kept classified information in notebooks stored in his house and he knew he was not allowed to do so," Hur observed in his report and further noted that Biden shared some of that classified material with the ghostwriter of his second memoir.

However, despite clear evidence that Biden knowingly kept classified materials he was not authorized to keep, and shared some of that classified information with someone who lacked proper clearance, Hur declined to bring any criminal charges -- though his reasons for not doing so are likely just as politically damaging as a prosecution would be, albeit for different reasons.

Biden would be perceived by jurors as an "elderly man with a poor memory"

In the executive summary of Special Counsel Hur's 388-page report, the federal prosecutor laid out how "jurors would likely find reasonable doubt for one or more of several reasons" -- none of which bode well for President Biden and his bid for a second term in the White House, particularly multiple references to his faulty memory and diminished cognition.

Hur noted that "Biden's memory was significantly limited, both during his recorded interviews with the ghostwriter in 2017, and in his interview with our office in 2023," and presumed that jurors might conclude Biden "made an innocent mistake, rather than acting willfully" with an intent to break the law.

"We have also considered 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," the prosecutor wrote, and further observed, "It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him -- by then a former president well into his eighties -- of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness."

Biden couldn't remember exactly when he was VP or when his son died

Special Counsel Hur's report provided some additional details about President Biden's "diminished faculties and faulty memory" as well as his "hazy" recollection of certain major events when questioned.

That includes, according to CNBC, forgetting the exact years of when his vice presidency began and ended -- 2009 through 2017 -- along with how he "did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died," and that "his memory appeared hazy" when discussing his prior positions on the Afghanistan War, including misremembering certain military officials as opposing him when they had in actuality been his allies.

Hur wrote, "In a case where the government must prove that Mr. Biden knew he had possession of the classified Afghanistan documents after the vice presidency and chose to keep those documents, knowing he was violating the law, we expect that at trial, his attorneys would emphasize these limitations in his recall."

Trump cries foul on "selective prosecution" in a "two-tiered system of justice"

Former President Trump, who was not extended the same benefit of the doubt by Special Counsel Jack Smith as President Biden received from Special Counsel Hur, expressed his fury at the undeniable double standard and proclaimed in a statement, "THIS HAS NOW PROVEN TO BE A TWO-TIERED SYSTEM OF JUSTICE AND UNCONSTITUTIONAL SELECTIVE PROSECUTION!"

"The Biden Documents Case is 100 times different and more severe than mine. I did nothing wrong, and I cooperated far more. What Biden did is outrageously criminal -- He had 50 years of documents, 50 times more than I had, and 'WILLFULLY RETAINED' them," he added. "I was covered by the Presidential Records Act, Secret Service was always around, and GSA delivered the documents. Deranged Jack Smith should drop this Case immediately. ELECTION INTERFERENCE."

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