News­Busters Pod­cast: Pin­ning ‘Exon­er­a­tion’ on Robert Hur (He/Him)

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<div>NewsBusters Podcast: Pinning 'Exoneration' on Robert Hur (He/Him)</div>

The net­works final­ly paid some atten­tion to spe­cial coun­sel Robert Hur when he came to tes­ti­fy before the House about his inves­ti­ga­tion into Joe Biden’s pos­ses­sion of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments from when he was vice pres­i­dent (and a sen­a­tor).
Democ­rats claimed Hur’s fail­ure to charge Biden with a crime was an “exon­er­a­tion,” which Hur reject­ed sev­er­al times. Bill D’Agosti­no, our video edi­tor and senior research ana­lyst, brought around a video from 2019, when spe­cial coun­sel Robert Mueller failed to charge Trump with a crime in the Russ­ian col­lu­sion inves­ti­ga­tion. Like Hur, Mueller stat­ed that this was not an exon­er­a­tion, but Trump went out and pro­claimed him­self “ful­ly exon­er­at­ed.”
Bil­l’s video lines up all of the lib­er­al jour­nal­ists repeat­ing and repeat­ing Mueller’s words that Trump was not exon­er­at­ed …