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What Did the President Forget and When Did He Forget It?

Our friends at the WSJ have the best summary of yesterday’s hearing on Biden illegally hiding classified documents and his now-famous interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur:

Mr. Biden denounced the idea that he had trouble recollecting past events. In a press conference the night the report was made public, the President waxed indignant that Mr. Hur said that he couldn’t name within several years when his son Beau had died. “How in the hell dare he raise that?” Mr. Biden said.

But the transcript of Mr. Hur’s interview with Mr. Biden, which was released Tuesday, reveals several memory lapses by the President. It also confirms that Mr. Biden—not Mr. Hur—brought up Beau. This and the other presidential confusions in the report confirm Mr. Hur’s conclusion.

Once Mr. Hur concluded that Mr. Biden had “willfully” retained classified documents prohibited by law, the special counsel had to explain why he decided not to prosecute. That had to include why he thought a jury would make judgments about the President’s memory.

“What I wrote is what I believe the evidence shows, and what I expect jurors would perceive and believe,” Mr. Hur said. “I did not sanitize my explanation. Nor did I disparage the President unfairly. I explained to the Attorney General my decision and the reasons for it. That’s what I was required to do.”

Democrats are cheering that Biden suddenly appears to be of sound mind. If that’s the case, then he should be criminally prosecuted.


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