Special Counsel Testifies Before House Judiciary Committee

He says his report on classified documents does not exonerate the president.

Special Counsel Robert Hur provided testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, where he emphasized that his report reviewing President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents did not exonerate him of charges.

Last year, classified documents were found in President Biden’s home from his tenure as vice president under President Barack Obama. Hur was appointed to investigate and compile a report on the matter, conducting months of interviews with the president and his staff. Though the handling of the documents was inappropriate, the special counsel reported that the president truly forgot he had the documents. Hur’s report recommended that no charges be levied against the president for the misuse of classified documents, due to President Biden being a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

During the hearing, minority members of the House Judiciary Committee stated that the report “represents the complete and total exoneration of President Biden,” as ranking member Representative Jerry Nadler said in his opening remarks. Special Counsel Hur refuted these assertions several times.

“I need to go back and make sure that I take note of a word that you used, exoneration. That is not a word that appears in the report. That’s not part of my task as a prosecutor,” the special counsel repeated. “The report is not an exoneration.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For members of the House Judiciary Committee as they provide oversight to the Justice Department and other federal law enforcement agencies.
  • For Attorney General Merrick Garland to receive God’s guidance as he heads the DOJ.

Sources: Reuters, CNN


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