‘Garbage’: Joe Scarborough Mocks Special Counsel Report That Implies Biden’s Mental Faculties Diminishing

"A neurologist and a lawyer ... from Trump University."
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MSNBC host Joe Scarborough mocked Justice Department special counsel Robert Hur’s report on the investigation into President Biden’s alleged unauthorized removal, retention, and disclosure of classified documents for its implication that Biden’s mental faculties were diminishing.

Although the report concluded that Biden, as vice president, “willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,” it stated that “no criminal charges were warranted in this matter … the evidence does not establish Mr. Biden’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.”

What seemingly prompted Scarborough’s response to the report were passages like the following that indicated Biden’s mental faculties were diminishing:

Mr. Biden’s memory was significantly limited, both during his recorded interviews with the ghostwriter in 2017, and in his interview with our office in 2023. … Given Mr. Biden’s limited precision and recall during his interviews with his ghostwriter and with our office, jurors may hesitate to place too much evidentiary weight on a single eight-word utterance to his ghostwriter about finding classified documents in Virginia, in the absence of other, more direct evidence.

We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory. Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt. It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him-by then a former president well into his eighties-of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.

“A neurologist and a lawyer,” Scarborough — whom Axios reported earlier this month gets frequent calls from Biden for his “take on issues” — said mockingly. “We kinda need to stop there. A neurologist and a lawyer … from Trump University. I’ve gotta stop right here. I know we wanna go on and finish this report but I’ve just gotta start. … So bizarre, and there’s so many people that immediately heard these random conclusions, irrelevant conclusions, politically charged, Trump-like ramblings, who, first of all, wondered why in the world he would put that in the report — his neurological assessment of Joe Biden, and secondly, why (Attorney General) Merrick Garland would release garbage like that in the Justice Department report.”


He turned to Ken Dilanian, the justice and intelligence correspondent for NBC News, asking, “Can you give us any insight? Cause it sure sounds like James Comey in 2016, who [in] July couldn’t indict Hillary Clinton legally so he decided to hold a press conference and indict her politically.”

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