Biden Faces Heat as Democrats Condemn Robert Hur’s Testimony

( – Former special counsel Robert Hur testified before lawmakers on Tuesday about his investigation into President Biden’s mishandling of classified documents from his time as a senator and vice president, the Washington Examiner reported.

In anticipation of his appearance before the House Judiciary Committee, the Justice Department released the transcript of Hur’s interview with President Biden in October.

Both Republicans and Democrats challenged Hur over his report released last month which concluded that while Biden broke the law by willfully mishandling classified documents, the special counsel would not bring charges because the evidence did not meet the threshold for reasonable doubt.

Despite facing heated and often contentious questioning from both sides of the aisle, Hur stuck to his conclusions.

Judiciary Committee ranking member Rep. Jerry Nadler asked Hur if Biden lied at any point in his interview.

Hur noted that in his report he addressed one answer Biden gave that was “deemed to be not credible.”

Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan pressed Hur on Biden’s former ghostwriter who destroyed audio recordings he made of his sessions with the former vice president in 2017 shortly after Hur was appointed.

Jordan appeared to take issue with Hur’s decision not to pursue charges against the ghostwriter, arguing that the man destroyed evidence.

Several Democrats, most notably Washington Rep. Pramila Jayapal tried to get Hur to say that he exonerated President Biden.

However, the former special counsel repeatedly cautioned lawmakers that his final report did not exonerate the president.

He told Rep. Jayapal that the word exoneration does not appear in his report because his job as a prosecutor was not to “exonerate” the president.

Rep. Jayapal ignored his response and declared that Hur exonerated President Biden.

Hur once again attempted to clarify, saying he did not exonerate Biden and that word appeared nowhere in his report.

Outgoing Colorado Republican Rep. Ken Buck noted that one side believed that Hur was trying to help Trump get elected while the other side believed he was trying to get Biden reelected. Buck jokingly told Hur, “Welcome to Congress.”

Watch Hur’s full testimony HERE.

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