Hur denies exonerating Biden over classified docs

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Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Hur testified before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, telling Congress members his report on President Joe Biden’s retention of classified documents, which found there wasn’t sufficient evidence to convict Biden, was not an exoneration of the president.

Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., said during the hearing Hur’s report was a “complete exoneration” of Biden—a statement Hur denied, saying he didn’t exonerate the president and that such an action wasn’t part of his task as a prosecutor.

Hur noted the word “exoneration” does not appear in his 388-page report.

Hur’s report on Biden’s handling of classified documents concluded the evidence against the president wasn’t sufficient enough to convict him, adding “we decline to recommend prosecution of Mr. Biden for his retention of the classified Afghanistan documents.”

Hur also defended the report’s characterizations of Biden as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” telling the committee that descriptions of the president’s memory issues were relevant to the investigation.


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