A special prosecutor report by Robert Hur has found that Joe Biden kept and disclosed classified documents after his vice-presidency, but he does not recommend any legal proceedings against him. However, the fragility of the 81-year-old head of state was highlighted in the report, with a deteriorated memory being pointed out as a key concern. This finding is politically damaging for Biden, who is already in a tight race for re-election against Donald Trump.
The report contains passages that highlight Biden’s memory issues, including his inability to remember key events and the slow and forgetful nature of interviews in 2017. Additionally, Biden is accused of keeping classified documents at his home, which was exacerbated by his memory issues. Despite being legally entitled to possess these documents as president, the report has been seized upon by Republicans as evidence of Biden’s unsuitability for office due to his memory problems.
Biden’s supporters have criticized the mention of his memory issues in the report, and Biden himself has vehemently denied having any memory problems. However, this finding may have significant political ramifications as he continues to campaign for re-election. The legal exoneration offered by the report may not be enough to quell concerns about Biden’s ability to handle the demands of running a country at 81 years old.
Overall, while there are no criminal charges against Biden for keeping classified documents, this investigation highlights the challenges that come with aging and how it can impact one’s ability to perform certain tasks effectively.