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Gaetz’s words has sparked confusion.

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing, Republican Representative Matt Gaetz of Florida expressed his stance on the handling of classified documents by both President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump. Gaetz shocked conservative and explained that Biden shouldn’t be charged.

The testimony referenced a report by special counsel Robert Hur, which investigated the discovery of classified documents from the Obama era at Biden’s Delaware residence and his Penn Biden Center office in Washington, D.C., during the period between November 2022 and January 2023.

Hur’s report, released in February, concluded that Biden should not be prosecuted for mishandling the documents, citing lack of evidence establishing his guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. However, the report did raise concerns about Biden’s cognitive abilities, highlighting criticism of the president’s memory, suggesting that he could be perceived as an elderly individual with memory issues by a jury.

Recently released transcripts from Biden’s interview with Hur shed new light on the investigation, revealing that Biden himself initiated discussion about his late son, Beau Biden, contrary to earlier claims by the president. This revelation contradicted Biden’s previous statements and raised further questions about his reliability during the investigation.

During the hearing, Gaetz challenged Hur’s handling of the case, accusing him of applying a “senile cooperator theory” to excuse Biden’s actions. While Gaetz agreed that Biden should not be charged, he pressed Hur on inconsistencies in Biden’s statements regarding the handling of classified documents.

Hur maintained that while Biden’s statements were inconsistent with the evidence uncovered, they did not warrant prosecution. The release of Hur’s report reignited concerns about Biden’s age and mental fitness as he pursues a second term in office.

Notably, Trump and other Republicans seized on the report to criticize Biden and question the integrity of the Department of Justice, alleging a biased prosecution against Trump. Despite facing federal charges himself, Trump and his supporters argued that Biden’s lack of prosecution demonstrated a political bias within the justice system.

Throughout the hearing, Gaetz reiterated his belief that neither Biden nor Trump should face charges, highlighting the political undertones surrounding the issue. The White House, meanwhile, dismissed Republican criticisms as attempts to undermine the rule of law for political gain, emphasizing the importance of impartiality in legal proceedings.