The Hur report dropped like a bomb on Thursday, and it may have just done in Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign.
When the news came earlier in the week that the Biden team was worried about the report, you had to know it would be bad–and it is. It’s worse than I expected in some of its details. By the way, was the Biden team given a tip-off on what was going to be in the report ahead of time? Because it sure sounds like it, based on that report.
The reactions to it are ripping up the internet, particularly the comments in the report that deal with how bad Biden was during questioning — that he didn’t know when he was vice president and didn’t even know within years when his son died. Not to mention how he had documents all over the place; they were kept in an open box in the garage. Biden disclosed classified information as well.
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But Special Counsel Robert Hur seemed to give him a pass, weighing his age and issues heavily, saying he was an “elderly man with a poor memory.” [emphasis added]
“Mr. 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
Given that, Hur wasn’t sure he could prove the mental state of willfulness to get a conviction.
Our sister site Townhall’s Matt Vespa observed the reaction of Donald Trump Jr. He said it for all of us: how could Biden get a pass because of his incapacity, yet he’s running and asking us to vote for him, for four more years, to be the leader of the free world with his hands on the nuclear codes. This is the guy who is going to be getting the 3 a.m. call?
So Joe Biden is old & cognitively impaired (8 yrs ago) according to special prosecutor Hur, that’s why he won’t be charged for leaving classified documents all over the place.
However, he’s still 100% ok to lead the free world & hold the nuclear football!
Totally makes sense! pic.twitter.com/TcFJUuOdW7
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 8, 2024
Biden can’t even answer an 8 p.m. call, let alone one at 3 a.m., plus half the time he’s on vacation. It’s part of the reason we had such a disastrous response to the Afghanistan fall — he didn’t speak publicly for a whole weekend when he was on vacation. Now, we have the Special Counsel telling us just how bad things are.
This is the ad of all ads to dump him, if he’s still the nominee after this.
Trump Jr. is also right on the double standard. Biden appears to have documents taken over years, including ones he did not have a right to take away from a secure location, which he himself referenced when he talked some months ago about a 1974 document. In his remarks Thursday, he said that the investigation went back “40 years.”
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Damn dude this is madness. I thought Matt was joking, but no — the Department of Justice actually concluded that Biden was too old and feebleminded to commit a crime. https://t.co/lkTlnE1QXM pic.twitter.com/W6hOtrbkbf
— Jarvis (@jarvis_best) February 8, 2024
This seems.. important. https://t.co/3yI2do10vA pic.twitter.com/OyzE642iN7
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) February 8, 2024
Meanwhile, Trump isn’t apparently old enough at 79 or worthy of that pass, as George Washington professor Jonathan Turley pointed out.
…..Biden is found to have “willfully retained” documents but he is still viewed as too “sympathetic” person for a potential jury. Conversely, Trump was clearly viewed as neither sympathetic nor sufficiently old to warrant such consideration.
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) February 8, 2024
This report screams of double standards.