Robert Hur resigns as DOJ special counsel to testify as private citizen; Biden transcript full of contradictions and confusion

by | Mar 12, 2024

When Robert Hur testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, he will reportedly do so as a private citizen rather than in his capacity as special counsel.

Hur led the investigation into Joe Biden's alleged mishandling of classified documents and opted not to prosecute Joe, as outlined in a report released last month. According to a report from the New York Times on Tuesday, Hur will not testify as a Justice Department employee.

The report states that Hur resigned from the DOJ as of Monday and will be represented by a private lawyer during his testimony.

After previously serving as an assistant U.S. attorney for the district of Maryland from 2007 to 2014, Hur was appointed as special counsel in January 2023. Hur was appointed by President Trump to serve as the U.S. attorney for the district of Maryland, which he did until 2021.

A transcript of Joe Biden's interview with Hur has been released by the Justice Department in response to their subpoena, hours before Hur was scheduled to testify. The transcript contradicts Joe’s characterization of an exchange about the death of his son, Beau Biden.

Biden frequently expressed uncertainty about his aides' handling of sensitive documents and the circumstances surrounding their storage in boxes moved to his private office and homes post-vice presidency. When questioned about how he kept track of his personal notes on foreign policy, he admitted to investigators, “I have no idea; I wish I could say I was more organized.”

Hur cited transcripts of a recorded conversation between Biden and his ghostwriter as evidence that Biden was aware of having classified information in his garage. In the conversation, Biden mentioned, “just found all the classified stuff downstairs,” which Hur interpreted as a reference to documents related to the Afghanistan troop surge later discovered by FBI agents in his garage.

Biden spun the comment differently during his interview, however. When an investigator asked if he remembered “finding any classified stuff downstairs,” he said no.

Robert Hur will testify before the House Judiciary Committee at 10 a.m. EDT on Capitol Hill, today (March 12). Catch Badland’s coverage of the testimony here.

 

Source: Washington Examiner

Source: CNN

 

 

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