Here’s What Biden Said During Interviews With Special Counsel Hur

( — The transcript of special counsel Robert Hur’s interview with President Biden was released on Tuesday ahead of Hur’s testimony before the House Judiciary Committee, CBS News reported.

In the 5-hour interview conducted in October, Biden admitted that he was not sure how classified documents ended up in his private office or residences.

At the start of the interview, Hur thanked the president for cooperating with the investigation and asked him to provide his “best recollection in response” to the questions asked.

When Hur’s report was first released last month, the president blasted the special counsel during a press conference for bringing up the death of his son Beau. However, the transcript shows that it was not Hur who brought up Beau’s death. It was the president.

In the interview, Biden recalled the month and day his son died but could not remember the year. When the White House lawyer reminded him that it was 2015, the president asked, “Was it 2015 he had died?”

Biden also couldn’t remember what year Donald Trump was elected president or what year his term as Obama’s vice president came to an end. Each time Biden struggled to recall details, his attorneys would quickly fill in the blanks.

Twice during the interview, Biden struggled to remember the term “fax machine” and confused both Afghanistan and Iraq with Iran.

Biden told Hur that he wasn’t paying attention when his staff packed up his records when the Bidens were moving out of the vice president’s residence in early 2017 and said he had no idea what files from his West Wing office were removed. Biden told Hur that he let his staff decide what to pack.

During his often contentious questioning from Judiciary Committee members on Tuesday, special counsel Hur defended his investigation and his decision not to bring charges against the president.

Retiring Republican Rep. Ken Buck of Colorado told the special counsel that the Democrats on the committee thought that he was trying to get Donald Trump elected while the Republicans thought he was trying to ensure Biden’s reelection.

“Welcome to Congress,” Buck joked.

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