Hur Pushes Back On White House, Insists Biden ‘Willfully Retained’ Classified Documents

Special Counsel Robert Hur listens to recorded remarks of President Joe Biden during a hearing of the House Judiciary Committee in the Rayburn Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Nathan Howard)

Special Counsel Robert Hur directly disputed the White House narrative on Joe Biden’s retention of classified documents, insisting in nationally televised testimony to Congress on Tuesday that the president did “willfully” keep nationally secrets but that prosecutors did not believe they could prove it to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt.

Republicans led by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan questioned Hur in testimony certain to influence the 2024 election and argued Biden kept the materials because it will help him write a book that earned him $8 million. Hur confirmed to lawmakers Biden did in fact share classified information with the ghost writer for the book.