Justice Department prosecutors will not look back on yesterday with pride. Nor will prosecutors’ association with special counsel Robert Hur have anyone puffing with pride.
Writes James Freeman in the WSJ:
Tasked with investigating Joe Biden’s mishandling of classified documents, Mr. Hur has instead taken on the role of defending Mr. Biden’s conduct, which clearly was not consistent with the law. It may be embarrassing and frightening that the president is mumbling and bumbling his way through his term, but what’s outrageous is that his cognitive challenges now seem to be functioning as a legal immunity shield.
From Robert K. Hur, Special Counsel:
Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen. These materials included (1) marked classified documents about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan, and (2) notebooks containing Mr. Biden’s handwritten entries about issues of national security and foreign policy implicating sensitive intelligence sources and methods. FBI agents recovered these materials from the garage, offices, and basement den in Mr. Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home.
… Mr. Biden’s memory was significantly limited, both during his recorded interviews with the ghostwriter in 2017, and in his interview with our office in 2023. And his cooperation with our investigation, including by reporting to the government that the Afghanistan documents were in his Delaware garage, will likely convince some jurors that he made an innocent mistake, rather than acting willfully-that is, with intent to break the law-as the statute requires.
Rather than prosecuting President Joe Biden, Mr. Hur is fine with lettiing “this guy walk so he can continue as our commander-in-chief.”