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Hur: Biden Ghostwriter Attempted To Destroy Evidence Following Special Counsel Appointment

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Former Special Counsel Robert Hur testified that President Joe Biden’s ghostwriter attempted to destroy evidence following Hur’s appointment to investigate the mishandling of classified information.

On Tuesday, House GOP Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan asked Hur about Biden’s ghostwriter, Mark Zwonitzer, who worked with the president on two memoirs. According to Hur’s February report, President Biden’s “disclosure of classified information from his notebooks to his ghostwriter risked serious damage to America’s national security.”

“What did that ghostwriter do with the information Joe Biden shared with him on his laptop? What did he do after you were named special counsel?” Jordan asked.

Hur clarified that Jordan was referring to audio recordings Zwonitzer recreated.

“If I remember correctly,” Hur said, “he slid those files into his recycle bin on his computer.”

“He tried to destroy the evidence, didn’t he,” Jordan asked.

“Correct,” Hur said.

Hur testified before lawmakers a month after the special counsel declined to press charges against the president over the mishandling of classified documents because prosecutors found Biden too senile to face a felony indictment.

“Biden would likely present himself to the jury, as he did during our interview with him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” read Hur’s February report.

“Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt,” Hur added. “It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him by — by then a former president well into his eighties — of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”

According to the transcripts of the special counsel’s interviews obtained by The Federalist, President Biden failed to recall the timeline of when he was vice president and struggled to remember details related to his son’s death.

“Wel, if it was 2013 — when did I stop being Vice President?” Biden asked on the first day of interviews.

“The date is 4-20-09,” Biden said on the second. “Was I still Vice President?”

On the same day Hur’s report was released in February, President Biden held an angry press conference to assuage concerns about his age and aptitude. Biden scolded Hur for bringing up details about his son’s death in the same appearance that the president confused the “president of Mexico” with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi when responding to a question about the situation in Gaza.

“How in the hell dare he raise that,” Biden told reporters. “Frankly, when I was asked the question, I thought to myself it wasn’t any of their damn business.”

According to transcripts of the interviews, however, Biden was the one who brought up details about Beau’s death, which turned out to be incorrect.

[READ: 4 Lies Joe Biden Spouted Off In Angry Special Counsel Press Conference]


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