An unidentified Biden official compared special counsel Robert Hur's decision not to recommend criminal charges against the president to a similar decision made during investigations into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Hur did not recommend indicting President Biden after a months-long investigation into the president's alleged improper retention of classified documents – despite the discovery of “evidence that President Biden deliberately retained and disclosed classified documents after his vice-presidency while he was a private citizen.”
“It seemed like a Comey moment to me,” the Biden official reportedly told Politico.
BIDEN “DID NOT REMEMBER WHEN HE WAS VICE PRESIDENT,” WHEN HIS SON BEAU DIED, DURING SPECIAL INTERVIEWS WITH COUNCIL
The official compared the Biden report to a similar document filed in 2016 by then-FBI Director James Comey.
Comey, investigating whether then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton improperly handled a classified document, did not recommend charges despite “evidence of potential violations.”
Both investigators cited the unlikelihood of successfully filing charges against the individuals and the logistical nightmare of filing charges as reasons for not taking action.
NO CHARGES FOR BIDEN AFTER SPECIAL INVESTIGATION INTO INAPPROPRIATE HANDLING OF CLASSIFIED DOCUMENTS
The Biden official speculated to Politico that Hur had pushed his “thumb on the scale during an election season” with his decision.
Biden lashed out at reporters Thursday night following a speech in which he remained defiant after the release of Hur's damning report, fueling more questions about his mental acuity.
Biden got into a combative exchange with CNN correspondent MJ Lee, who pressed him on his previous comments urging Americans to “watch out for me” when asked about his age.
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“A lot [of the] Americans are looking at us and have expressed concerns about your age,” Lee said.
“It’s your judgment!” Biden shouted at him. “It's your judgment! It's not the judgment of the press.”