Former Attorney General Eric Holder led the Justice Department for six years during the Obama administration and has since been an adviser to the Democratic Party. | Jim Watson/Getty Images
Former Attorney General Eric Holder slammed Special Counsel Robert Hur’s report that contained observations on President Joe Biden’s memory.
“Special Counsel Hur report on Biden classified documents issues contains way too many gratuitous remarks and is flatly inconsistent with long standing DOJ traditions,” Holder said in a post on X early Friday morning. “Had this report been subject to a normal DOJ review these remarks would undoubtedly have been excised.”
Holder led the Justice Department for six years during the Obama administration and has since been an adviser to the Democratic Party.
In the report released Thursday, Hur stated that Biden couldn’t recall when his son Beau died and said a jury would be sympathetic to Biden, who was described as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”
Biden Thursday night defended his mental capacity for the job and insisted that his memory is fine.
“I’m well-meaning, and I’m an elderly man, and I know what the hell I’m doing. I’ve been president and I put this country back on its feet,” he said during a press conference.
Holder was one of several former Obama administration officials speaking out against the comments on Biden’s “poor” memory contained in the report.
Tommy Vietor, a former Obama White House aide who now co-hosts Pod Save America, said the report was filled with “ad hominem attacks” and was “just a right-wing hit job from within Biden’s own DOJ.”
“Hur, a lifelong Republican and creature of DC, didn’t have a case against Biden, but he knew exactly how his swipes could hurt Biden politically,” said Jim Messina, Barack Obama’s 2012 campaign manager.