Joe Biden defends himself after a report pointing to his “bad memory” | EUROtoday

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Joe Biden strongly defended himself Thursday after a devastating report that exonerated him in an investigation into the withholding of confidential paperwork however described him as an “elderly man with a poor memory.” “I mean well, I’m an old man and I know what I’m doing, dammit. I don’t have memory problems,” defended Joe Biden, 81, throughout a televised speech.

A couple of hours earlier, a particular prosecutor charged with investigating his dealing with of confidential paperwork had printed a 388-page report not recommending fees towards him however exposing his important vulnerability, his age, and discovering that “his memory had worsened” . Joe Biden “couldn't remember when he was vice president” or precisely the yr his eldest son Beau died, particular prosecutor Robert Hur mentioned. “How the hell dare he?” » Thundered Joe Biden on this topic, visibly very moved and in a tone of defiance.

“A bad memory”

Appointed in January 2023 by Justice Minister Merrick Garland, the particular prosecutor concluded that the president had “knowingly kept and disclosed classified documents after his vice-presidency while he was a private citizen.” But he thought of that “an indictment would not be justified”, believing specifically {that a} jury would give the advantage of the doubt to “a sympathetic, well-intentioned elderly man with a bad memory”.

This anticipated choice dispels attainable authorized hassles for the Democratic president, who’s making ready to face his Republican predecessor Donald Trump in November for a rematch of the 2020 election, however once more locations him in a foul place vis-à-vis his political rivals, who didn’t fail to touch upon the report's conclusions.

Especially because it comes after he confused, in current days, the President of France Emmanuel Macron and the previous German Chancellor Angela Merkel with deceased predecessors. Thursday night, questioned in regards to the battle in Gaza, he talked about discussions on humanitarian assist with “the president of Mexico, Sissi”, which means the Egyptian head of state.