Democrats seek to move on from Robert Hur, but GOP sees opening with Biden testimony

House Democrats believe special counsel Robert Hur’s testimony brought House Republicans’ agenda to a “dead end” on Tuesday despite Hur’s report calling President Joe Biden an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

Hur testified for hours before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday on his investigation into Biden’s mishandling of classified documents. Republicans sought to use Hur’s comments about Biden’s memory loss to their advantage, while Democrats focused on the fact that Hur did not bring any criminal charges against the president.

During and after the hearing, Democrats walked away with a sense of finality of the case closed. One reason Hur said he did not recommend charges was because Biden’s memory was “significantly limited” and he would come across to a potential jury as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

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