Sunday, February 11, 2024

Special Counsel Finds Joe Biden ‘Willfully Retained’ Classified Docs — But Is Too Mentally Feeble to Prosecute; Double Standard Seen in Kid-Glove Treatment for Biden Versus Full-Bore Legal Assault on Trump; Democrats and the Media Keep Covering for Biden

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Special Counsel Finds Joe Biden ‘Willfully Retained’ Classified Docs — but Is Too Mentally Feeble to Prosecute:
Special Counsel Robert Hur will not charge President Joe Biden for his handling of classified documents but included stunning revelations in his report of the deterioration of Biden’s mental state that are perhaps more politically damning.
The report says the investigation “uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen” but does not establish guilt “beyond a reasonable doubt.”
Yet Hur’s assessment of Biden’s “significantly limited” memory also played a part in his decision not to prosecute.
“We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” the report states. “Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt.”
“It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”
Hur’s report is riddled with examples and assessments that Biden’s mental faculties and memory have deteriorated, saying, “Mr. Biden’s memory also appeared to have significant limitations.”
Shockingly, the report says, “He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died.”
Biden has often spoken about his son Beau’s death from brain cancer, on numerous occasions attributing his death to dying in Iraq.
Perhaps most damning is Biden’s inability to remember his time as vice president: --->READ MORE HERE
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Double standard seen in kid-glove treatment for Biden versus full-bore legal assault on Trump:
Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report on President Biden’s handling of classified documents wasn’t just a devastating evaluation of the president’s mental fitness — it may also turn out to be a legal gift for Donald Trump.
In concluding that Mr. Biden “willfully” mishandled secret information but doesn’t deserve to be prosecuted, Mr. Hur created a clear path for Mr. Trump to argue that he’s facing selective prosecution. That’s the kind of stain that could get the charges tossed altogether.
Mr. Trump faces a 40-count indictment accusing him of mishandling documents and obstructing the investigation. Mr. Biden faces zero counts.
Under Justice Department policy, as a sitting president, he wouldn’t be prosecuted anyway. But Mr. Hur said even without that policy, he didn’t think the case deserved to see a courtroom.
“I do think there is a double standard,” said Curt Levey, president of the Committee of Justice, which advocates for a federal judiciary governed by the rule of law and anchored by the Constitution. He said Mr. Hur “bent over backward finding reasons not to indict.”
Elie Honig, a former federal prosecutor, said he expects Mr. Trump’s team to raise the selective prosecution argument.
“What you have to do is show a judge somebody else did essentially the same thing I did. I was prosecuted. He was not. Now, Donald Trump has a basis to make that motion,” Mr. Honig said on CNN.
Mr. Hur’s report set the political and legal worlds abuzz. His probe began amid the investigation into Mr. Trump when it was revealed that Mr. Biden also had classified documents in his possession.
The classified records were first found inside a Washington think tank on Nov. 2, 2022, but not disclosed to the public until January 2023 — after the midterm elections.
A second batch of documents turned up inside the garage of Mr. Biden’s Wilmington home. Days later, additional classified documents were found inside the president’s home.
Mr. Hur said Mr. Biden had classified materials in his garage, offices and basement den in his Wilmington, Delaware home. He also kept “classified notebooks in unsecured and unauthorized spaces at his Virginia and Delaware homes,” after leaving the vice presidency. --->READ MORE HERE
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