Jonathan Turley, a law professor at George Washington University, said on Fox News on Friday that there are “serious problems” with Special Counsel Robert Hur's report on President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents.
Mr. Turley appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” to discuss Mr. Hsu's recent decision not to charge Mr. Biden. Mr. Hoar said Mr. Biden described himself as an “old man with a bad memory” during the interview. Fox host Laura Ingraham asked Turley if he thought Herr violated any “ethical guidelines” throughout his reporting. (Related: 'Virtually screaming': Call for 25th eruption after Xu's damning Biden report)
“No, I don't think he did anything unethical here. The important thing to remember is that within the first hour he was involved in an investigation that confirmed that he kept and mishandled classified information. So he already knew that President Biden had classified materials. He knew that they were being held in a very inappropriate location. The President. lied about it. Even after it went to press, they were kept in his garage in a torn up box,” Turley said.
Turley said he had “serious problems” with Ho's report, which explained “every element of the crime,” but speculated that the jury would make a decision about Biden's mental health. He said he had decided not to proceed with the charges. The law professor said Biden held a late-night press conference on Thursday following Xu's report, but in an apparent attempt to allay doubts about his mental state, Turley said the president was unable to speak during his meeting with Xu. He stressed that he questioned whether it had been “deceptive.”
“So the question for Mr. Xu was really, 'Are we still going to prosecute him?' In his view, it's a matter of intent. He stated that his complete intent could not be ascertained due to his lack of memory. His lack of memory played a role in his decision. He said, “The president was always dazed when I asked him about these dates going back 40 years.” So he was talking about the important issue, the only issue left,” Turley continued.
“Now, I have a serious problem with this report because he explained every element of the crime and then said, 'I didn't think a jury would convict this old man with a bad memory.' It sounds like if he had been less sympathetic or had a better memory, he might have been prosecuted. But in terms of talking about his own memory, that was the key question he was investigating – how much did Biden remember?”
“And Laura, what was really weird about this press conference was that only one of two things was true, right? Either he had a failing memory or he was fooled, right? He went before the whole nation and said, “No, I have it.” [a] What a wonderful memory. ” In other words, you deceived the special prosecutor. So it's a very strange press conference from so many different perspectives,” Turley said.
Biden came under intense scrutiny following the report, but the president sought to defend his mental health at a news conference Thursday. However, Biden made several gaffes during his appearance. He misidentified the Egyptian president as the Mexican president and forgot which parish gave him the rosary he carries in memory of his deceased eldest son Beau. (Related: Greg Jarrett explains why Biden's classified documents lawsuit can't be defended under federal records law)
Since this report, attacks against Hur have become widespread and multiple attacks have been carried out. Biden's inner circle He slammed the special counsel's labeling of Biden and others as “MAGA guys.” Mr Turley said he believed Mr Herr had come to the “wrong conclusion”, but said the attack that had now been leveled against him was “beyond the pale”.
“I think Mr. I might have understood if you had said, “We just don't charge you.'' But I couldn't say that because of President Trump, but to attack him like this is outrageous, in my view,” Turley said.