White House Allegedly Blames Garland For Tampering With Special Counsel’s Claims About Biden: Report

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The White House is reportedly frustrated with Justice Department Secretary Merrick Garland, with sources telling Politico that Biden believes the official should have engaged Special Counsel Robert Hur before his report came out torching Biden’s mind.

Politico reporters Jonathan Lemire and Sam Stein published a report Friday, which said, “Joe Biden has told aides and outside advisers that Attorney General Merrick Garland did not do enough to join a special counsel report saying the president had diminished mental faculties, according to two people close to the president.”

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According to Politico, sources close to President Biden say the director is annoyed with DOJ chief Merrick Garland after the Hur report was released this week. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Both reporters offered a candid picture of Biden’s displeasure with the report — though he made it clear he was wrong in his own classified documents case — including a description of his “bad memory.” whose administration, Democratic Party figures, and pro- Biden voices in the media are doing damage control.

“Biden and his closest advisers believe Hur went far beyond his scope and was cheap and misleading in his descriptions, according to the two, who were granted anonymity to speak freely,” the source said. -statement, saying the administration places “part of the blame” on Garland.

The DOJ secretary appointed Hur as the special advice to investigate President Biden’s handling of classified documents dating back to the Obama administration just over a year ago.

The case went from a mere review to a full-blown special counsel investigation once a second stash of documents was found inside the garage of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home. The first documents were found inside the Washington offices of the Penn Biden Center think tank.

At the time, Garland noted, “The special counsel will not be under the department’s day-to-day control, but must adhere to the department’s rules, procedures and policies.

As Politico reporters reported, Biden and his advisers say Garland “should have requested redactions of the Hur report, including around the descriptions of Biden’s false memory.” “


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Biden is reportedly annoyed with Garland for not repeating Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report that fell on Thursday and accused Biden of having a “bad memory.” (Reuters/Getty)

According to the two reporters, the administration is frustrated enough with Garland that “most of the president’s senior advisers do not believe that the senior law in his profession for a possible second term.

One of the sources told the outlet, “This has been building for a while. Nobody is happy.”

The journalists mentioned other points of friction between Biden and Garland that have been growing, one of which is how far the special counsel investigation into Hunter Biden is going.

Last year, Biden privately denied the extent of the investigation into his son, telling outside aides and friends that he believed the pressure to go back to Hunter Biden’s addiction,” the sources told reporters, adding that the president told his confidants that. “Garland should not have empowered special adviser to examine his son, believing that he was once again succumbing to external pressure.”

Additionally, they said Biden is annoyed that Garland has moved too slowly in his investigations into former President Trump.

The reporters wrote, “In recent weeks, President Biden has complained to aides and advisers who had moved faster than Garland in his investigation into the election suspension of the former President Donald Trump’s trial may already be underway or even concluded, according to two people who spoke on condition of anonymity. to discuss private matters.”

The White House and Justice Department did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Anders Hagstrom of Fox News Digital contributed to this report.

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