Biden Braces for Bad News

( – Following several weeks of damaging gaffes and revelations, Joe Biden is bracing for an imminent congressional session where Special Counsel Robert Hur will discuss his inquiry into Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.

The House Judiciary Committee is set to interview Hur next month and receive the findings of his extensive 300-page examination released last week.

Although Hur’s investigation concluded last week, he decided against recommending charges for Biden’s mishandling of classified materials post-vice presidency.

Despite determining that Biden “willfully retained” such documents Hur stated, “We conclude that no criminal charges are warranted in this matter.”

The investigation highlighted Biden’s retention and disclosure of classified information as a private citizen including documents on Afghanistan’s military and foreign policy and notebooks filled with national security and foreign policy entries.

The inquiry dug up Biden’s struggles with memory especially during interviews and recordings with his ghostwriter, Mark Zwontizer, where Biden appeared to have difficulties recalling events and interpreting his own notes.

Investigators noted worsening memory issues in later interviews including confusion over the dates of his vice presidency and his son Beau’s death and argued these factors would challenge the prosecution’s ability to prove willful misconduct to a jury.

Investigators stated 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,” which would make it hard to prove intentional legal breaches.

The White House welcomed the investigation’s conclusion but criticized some of Hur’s remarks as “inaccurate and inappropriate.”

Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Hur in January 2023 after Biden’s lawyers discovered classified documents from his senatorial and vice-presidential tenure in his Delaware homes and at the Penn Biden Center.

The investigation contrasted Biden’s situation with former President Donald Trump’s by claiming that Biden was cooperative while Trump allegedly obstructed and destroyed evidence, which underscores the thin line of partisanship in the probe on the mishandling of classified documents.