Biden allies go on defense blitz following Hur report: 'Bucket of BS'

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Allies of President Biden joined Sunday greeting shows to take sides nan commandant successful main pursuing Special Counsel Robert Hur’s months-long study connected classified documents that characterized Biden arsenic an "elderly man pinch a mediocre memory." 

"He's smart. He's connected his game," Biden run co-chair Mitch Landrieu told NBC’s "Meet nan Press" connected Sunday. "And arsenic Secretary Mayorkas said a infinitesimal ago, erstwhile you spell successful to little nan president, you amended person your large boy pants on. And this benignant of consciousness that he's not fresh for this job, it's conscionable a bucket of BS that's truthful deep, your boots will get stuck."

Landrieu and Biden’s individual lawyer Robert Bauer joined greeting shows connected Sunday to take sides nan president’s intelligence clarity pursuing Hur’s report. The report, released Thursday, described nan president’s representation arsenic "hazy," "fuzzy," "faulty," "poor," and suggested Biden did not retrieve erstwhile his boy Beau Biden died. 

The study yet decided against criminally charging nan president for the possession of classified documents aft he served arsenic vice president. 

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"We reason that nary criminal charges are warranted successful this matter," nan report, released Thursday, states. "We would scope nan aforesaid conclusion moreover if nan Department of Justice argumentation did not foreclose criminal charges against a sitting president."

Bauer, who appeared connected CBS’s "Face nan Nation," described Hur’s study arsenic "shoddy" and riddled pinch "factual misstatements." Following nan report’s nationalist release, nan White House counsel's agency requested Hur revise immoderate of nan connection successful nan report. 

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"The investigation could person been concluded successful 2 aliases 3 months. It went connected for complete 15 months. And so, on pinch nan ineligible conclusion comes this flood of characterizations, actual misstatements, pejorative comments astir nan president that are inconsistent pinch DOJ argumentation and norms. And that, arsenic you spot complete nan past 48 hours, person been wide criticized by ineligible experts. This is not what prosecutors do. It is shoddy activity product," Bauer said Sunday. 

Biden held a property convention Thursday evening wherever he fielded questions from nan media regarding his mental clarity, memory and property pursuing Hur's report. Amid Biden defending his intelligence state, he confused Egyptian President Abdel Fatah El-Sisi arsenic nan "president of Mexico," sparking interest stateside arsenic good arsenic abroad. Critics lampooned nan president for nan gaffe, arsenic immoderate called for nan invocation of nan 25th Amendment, which stipulates nan statesmanlike bid of succession if a commandant successful main is incapable to fulfill their duties, dies, resigns aliases becomes incapacitated. 

Bauer doubled-down passim his question and reply Sunday that nan Hur study was "shoddy" and "shabby," and elaborate that he was successful nan room erstwhile Biden answered nan typical counsel’s questions crossed 2 days and that nan president was "engaged" during nan question and reply and answered to his "best recollection."

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"I callback from that question and reply a president who engaged pinch nan questions very straight and gave his champion recollection. And successful fact, I deliberation was rather adjuvant to nan typical counsel," Bauer said, adding that Hur decided to "cherry prime successful a very misleading way" erstwhile he wrote nan report. 

Bauer said Biden "does not" person immoderate issues pinch his memory, and provided a "vignette from nan question and reply room."

"There were a mates of occasions erstwhile nan typical counsel, who had flagged astatine nan opening that sometimes he asks imprecise questions, asked questions that nan president picked isolated arsenic a matter of logic. He showed that nan questions didn't person a logical underpinning. Now, everybody successful nan room recognized that was nan case. That showed nan president was listening cautiously and understood precisely what was incorrect pinch those questions," Bauer said. 

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Landrieu successful his remarks Sunday slammed Hur’s "ad hominem attack" wrong nan study that questioned nan president’s intelligence capacity, calling it "egregious." 

"This advertisement hominem onslaught questions nan president's capacity and I want to speak to that very intelligibly because I tin attest because I've been moving very intimately pinch this president for nan past 2 years. I've been knowing him for 30 years. I person met pinch him personally. I've met pinch him pinch 2 people, 5 people, 10 people. I person been connected trips pinch him crisscrossing nan country, rebuilding America based connected this unthinkable infrastructure measure that was passed. And I'm telling you this feline is tough," he said. 

Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas besides joined "Meet nan Press" connected Sunday, arguing nan president is "sharp." 

"The astir difficult portion astir a gathering pinch President Biden is preparing for it because he is sharp, intensely probing and detail-oriented and focused," Mayorkas said. 

The caput besides said that he and different Cabinet members person "not astatine all" considered invoking nan 25th Amendment to region and switch nan president. 

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"I don’t engage successful politics. I’m responsible for governing and pursuing nan president’s agenda, which I scrupulously do," he said.

The White House released a memo Saturday, titled "We don’t blasted Republican officials for their desperation to hide nan Biden presidency," which elaborate Biden’s successes arsenic president, including helping "secure nan merchandise of complete 100 of nan hostages taken by Hamas," and really Republicans and Democrats person antecedently lauded Biden for his intelligence sharpness. 

"President Biden’s experience, character, and thrust person made him nan astir successful president successful modern history, getting nan state backmost connected its feet aft inheriting a federation successful situation and going connected to execute goals that eluded his predecessors for decades," nan memo reads.