Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has gone on the attack in response to the negative report on President Joe Biden from Special Counsel Robert Hur.
As Slay News reported last week, Hur finally released his report on his special counsel investigation into Biden’s mishandling of classified documents.
While Hur did find that Biden had mishandled the files, he declined to pursue charges, arguing that Biden was too old and confused for the special counsel to secure a conviction.
He noted in his report that Biden couldn’t even remember when his son Beau died.
The report has been widely regarded as a disaster for the Democrats and especially Biden’s re-election campaign.
On Sunday, Schiff appeared on MSNBC’s “Inside” to respond to the report.
Schiff told host Jen Psaki that Hur is a “hack” who made the report on Biden’s mishandling of classified documents a “political” matter.
“I want to get to that,” Psaki said.
“I want to start with Robert Hur’s report.
“What is your overall reaction to that report?”
Schiff said, “As a former federal prosecutor, my reaction was Robert Hur couldn’t make a legal case against Joe Biden so he decided to make a political case against Joe Biden.
“What he did was willful, that is, Robert Hur..
“What he did was deliberate, and what he did he knew would damage Joe Biden clip politically and gratified Donald Trump.
“It was a political decision that flies in the face of what Department of Justice policy is,” Schiff claimed.
“I can tell you this, if Robert Hur were a line prosecutor, he would be disciplined or fired. You don’t do that. You set out, okay, we can bring a case or we can’t.
“But gratuitously involving yourself in gran election campaign, in fact, during a campaign, to make every effort not do anything suggesting politics, what he did was quite deliberate, and destructive and also just plain false.
“To make a political attack, that is just hackery by Mr. Hur,” he continued.
Regarding Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland appointing Hur, Schiff said:
“Ideally you appoint a prosecutor that will improve public confidence in the report, you don’t expect them to be a hack.
“In this case, he misjudged on Mr. Hur.”
Adam Schiff calls Special Counsel Hur a hack, "Ideally, you appoint a prosecutor that will improve public confidence in the report; you don't expect them to be a hack." pic.twitter.com/OAk1wemlr7
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