Biden project co-chair on Biden memory

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Biden disputes special counsel report, says memory 'fine'

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U.S. President Joe Biden gestures as he provides remarks at the White House in Washington, U.S., February 8,2024

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President Joe Biden’s project nationwide co-chair Mitch Landrieu on Sunday fired back at issues raised by Special Counsel Robert Hur surrounding Biden’s declared psychological degeneration.

“They’re not even close to being the same cases,” Landrieu stated Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” reacting to contrasts in between Republican governmental frontrunner Donald Trump and Biden’s particular examinations surrounding the mishandling of categorized files.

“But that’s not what the most egregious thing is about this report,” Landrieu continued. “It is this advertisement hominem attack that questioned the president’s capability … I’ve understood [Biden] for 30 years. I have actually consulted with him personally, I’ve consulted with him with 2 individuals, 5 individuals, 10 individuals. I have actually been on journeys with him crisscrossing the nation, restoring America based upon this extraordinary facilities expense that was passed. And I’m informing you, this guy’s difficult. He’s clever.”

The remarks follow Special Counsel Robert Hur’s examination into possible mishandling of U.S. categorized files that might have threatened nationwide security. Classified files were kept by Biden in the garage of his Delaware house after the conclusion of his 2nd term as vice president in 2017, the report kept in mind. Ultimately, while the report kept the threats raised by the storage of nationwide files in Biden’s house, the president did not devote any criminal misdeed, the report concluded.

The report went an action even more in pointing out the president’s apparently “poor memory,” which Biden rejected in a nationwide address recently.

“My memory has not gotten worse,” Biden stated in the telecasted address, simply hours after Hur’s report was launched. “…I’m an elderly man, and I know what the hell I’m doing.”

The nationwide address reignited efforts in Washington to perhaps alter the top of the Democratic ticket as citizens have actually ended up being progressively worried about Biden’s age, current ballot has actually suggested.

Landrieu likewise fired back at efforts to alter the Democratic ticket, pointing out Biden’s durability throughout his profession.

“Biden’s accomplishments have been second to none,” Landrieu stated. “The one thing Biden is never going to do — count on this — he is never going to quit.”

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas made comparable remarks on “Meet the Press” Sunday, mentioning his individual experiences dealing with Biden.

“I have met with the president many times over the course of the past three years,” Mayorkas stated. “I prepare intensely for those meetings … He is probing and detailed and focused on the mission.”