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White House Deploys Defense as Biden Faces Criticism Over Memory Issues

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The White House defended President Biden against criticism over handling classified information and cognitive abilities, citing his history of verbal blunders as the cause of errors.

Following a tumultuous 24 hours dominated by damning revelations regarding Biden’s memory lapses and struggles to recall significant dates, such as the year of his son Beau’s passing, the administration sought to downplay the severity of the findings. 

Even during a press conference convened specifically to address the report’s criticisms, Biden stumbled over the names of world leaders, further exacerbating concerns about his cognitive acuity.

In a bid to deflect attention from the damaging report, the White House deployed a multi-faceted defense strategy. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre underscored Biden’s track record of accomplishments while dismissing his verbal gaffes as typical of his lengthy political career. 

Former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s characterization of Biden as a shrewd negotiator was also cited in support of the president’s capabilities.

Despite the legal conclusion that no charges should be brought against Biden following over a year of investigation into the mishandling of sensitive documents, the report’s portrayal of a president with diminished faculties in advancing age has inflicted considerable political harm. 

White House Counters Accusations

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The White House defended President Biden against criticism over handling classified information and cognitive abilities, citing his history of verbal blunders as the cause of errors.

Fresh instances of Biden’s forgetfulness, such as confusing deceased world leaders with their predecessors and struggling to recall the name of a terrorist group during a press interaction, have only fueled skepticism about his fitness for office.

Amidst accusations of political bias, White House spokesperson Ian Sams accused Special Counsel Robert Hur of disregarding Department of Justice protocols and succumbing to external pressures. 

Sams emphasized that the primary objective of the investigation was to determine whether criminal conduct had occurred, a finding which exonerated Biden.

However, the report’s detailed recounting of Biden’s struggles with memory during interviews with investigators, including his inability to remember significant events like Beau’s death, painted a troubling picture of the president’s cognitive decline. 

Vice President Kamala Harris condemned Hur’s remarks as gratuitous, inaccurate, and inappropriate, echoing the administration’s dismissal of the report’s critical assessments.

As the controversy surrounding Biden’s cognitive fitness continues to simmer, the White House remains steadfast in its defense, attributing his verbal miscues to his well-documented history as a gaffe machine.

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