House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) concurred with Fox News host Sean Hannity in a recent interview that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision not to provide a recorded interview to his committee involving former special counsel Robert Hur and Joe Biden could potentially influence the outcome of the 2024 election in the president’s favor. Hur’s report released in February investigated Biden’s possession of classified documents acquired during his tenure as a U.S. senator and vice president. Despite determining it to be a criminal offense, Hur opted not to press charges due to his belief that a jury would likely not convict Biden due to his significant cognitive decline.

Just the news reported

“Hur’s 388-page report released Thursday may have spared Biden the spectacle of a criminal prosecution similar to that his Justice Department imposed on Donald Trump, but it delivered a devastating blow to the 46th president’s re-election hopes by going out of its way to explain criminal charges weren’t levied in part because jurors might see Biden as a dottering, forgetful old man incapable of criminal intent.”

“Mr. Biden will likely present himself to the jury, as he did during his interview with our office, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,” Hur wrote in explaining his rationale for refusing prosecution. “…It would be difficult to convince a jury they should convict him – by then a former president who will be at least well into his eighties – of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.”

“Our investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen,” the report concluded.

Hur additionally stated his belief that Biden was experiencing a decline in mental faculties due to his advancing age. During his conversation with Hannity, Jordan expressed his disappointment in Garland’s decision to withhold the recorded interview following Biden’s assertion of executive privilege. As a result, a House committee recommended on Friday that the Attorney General be held in contempt of Congress.

“Now, didn’t the issue of — for example, you’re the chairman of a committee. Last time I checked, we have three coequal branches of government and your Branch of government, you’re a member of Congress, the legislative Branch, that you would have oversight over the executive Branch and that would be part of Congress’ role, correct?” Hannity asked to begin the segment.

“Sure is. One of our constitutional duties is to do oversight of the executive Branch and the agencies that fall under our jurisdiction, Homeland Security and, of course, the Department of Justice,” Jordan responded.