President Biden angrily refuted special counsel Robert Hur’s report Thursday night after it repeatedly pointed out problems with his memory, even as he announced the decision not to charge him for having classified documents in his home and office.
“I know what the hell I’m doing,” an animated Biden told reporters during a hastily arranged White House news conference after early interpretations of the report’s findings highlighted Hur’s account of memory problems, even as criticized him for “intentionally.” preserve classified information.
‘My memory hasn’t gotten any worse. My memory is fine. Look what I’ve done since I became president,’ Biden exclaimed.
‘No one thought any of the things I went through could happen. How did that happen? I guess I just forgot what was going on,” she growled.
The surprise announcement came hours after the Justice Department released its long-awaited investigation into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
I was particularly encouraged by Hur’s inclusion of the claim that he could not remember the moment of Beau’s death.
Biden brought up the issue himself, citing language in the report about “my recollection of the events.”
‘How the hell dare you bring that up?’ he raged.
But, according to multiple public events this week, Biden failed to identify a world leader, calling Abdel Fattah El-Sisi president of Mexico.
“I am president and I put this country back on its feet,” he thundered.
‘There are even references that I don’t remember when my son died. How the hell dare you bring that up? -He stated furiously. “I don’t need anyone, I don’t need anyone, to remind me when he passed away.”
He also said reports of his “intentional” withholding of documents are “misleading.”
The surprise address to the nation came hours after the Justice Department on Thursday released its long-awaited investigation into Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, delivering a damning assessment of “diminished faculties” and limited memory. of the president.
Although the report does not recommend bringing charges against the 81-year-old, it provides a cascade of damaging findings about the files found in Biden’s garage, as well as the president’s fitness for office.
In interviews with investigators, Biden was confused about the dates he was vice president and couldn’t even remember the year his son Beau died.
And he said his cavalier attitude toward classified documents, such as his habit of reading confidential files to a ghostwriter, posed a significant risk to national security.
One of the reasons they decided not to press charges was because “at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview, as a sympathetic, well-intentioned old man with a bad memory.” ‘.
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