On Thursday, the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute Joe Biden over his retention of classified documents after his term as vice president based on a report from the Special Counsel in the case.
The report from Special Counsel Robert Hur recommended not to indict the former vice president, according to ABC News:
Special counsel Robert Hur said he will not recommend charges against President Joe Biden for his handling of classified documents while out of office, despite finding evidence that Biden “willfully retained” materials — capping a yearlong investigation that loomed over the 2024 presidential election.
“We conclude that no criminal charges are warranted in this matter,” said Hur’s report. “We would conclude the same even if there was no policy against charging a sitting president. Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified information after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen.”
While it’s troubling that despite affirming that Biden “willfully retained” classified documents Hur is still recommending not to move forward with official charges, what’s more concerning is the testimony that came out revealing Biden’s mental incapability.
BREAKING: Special Counsel Report Shows Joe Biden Couldn’t Remember When He Was VP “When did I stop being Vice President?”…Couldn’t Remember When His Son Beau Died via @gatewaypundit https://t.co/QLhtFkuX8X
— The Gateway Pundit (@gatewaypundit) February 8, 2024
— HardParm (@HardParm69) February 8, 2024
This is just getting sadder by the day.
It’s one thing when someone is getting older and becoming a little slower.
If they’re not the president.
But this guy doesn’t even know where he is half the time.
And Trump was the one embarrassing the U.S. on the national stage!?
The report about Biden’s mental decline has some on social media calling for the 25th Amendment to be observed.
25th Amendment time!
— Jane (@JaneLydiaB) February 8, 2024
When Biden was VP and took the documents he knew exactly what he was doing.
Currently he is suffering from dementia and has been for some years. With the admittance of his current state of mind he should be removed from his position by means of #25thamendment
— Rider (@RoxannRider) February 8, 2024
Others speculated what many have thought for some time; that Biden may not really be in charge of running anything.
I think the democrats need to come clean about who is running this country
— Harpmonkey (@Harpmonkeee) February 8, 2024
The Washington Post has more on Hur’s report:
Hur’s report portrayed Biden as well-intentioned but sometimes hapless and forgetful, a man who had access to classified materials throughout his decades-long government career. The special counsel noted that Biden’s 2017 memoir ultimately did not contain classified information.
Prosecutors said that in their interviews with the president, Biden sometimes struggled to recall basic facts about his career and his life.
“He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended (‘if it was 2013 — when did I stop being Vice President?’), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began (‘in 2009, am I still Vice President?’),” the report said.
The report recounts that Biden did not remember “even within several years” when his son Beau died. It says his memory appeared “hazy” in recounting even the debate over Afghanistan that “was once so important to him.”
The report offers the kind of detail that would add to the portrait of an aging, absent-minded president. Jurors, Hur wrote, could be “struck by the place where the Afghanistan documents were ultimately found in Mr. Biden’s Delaware home: in a badly damaged box in the garage, near a collapsed dog crate, a dog bed, a Zappos box, an empty bucket, a broken lamp wrapped with duct tape, potting soil, and synthetic firewood.”