DOJ Admits to Altering Transcript of Biden-Hur Interview

The Biden Administration’s Department of Justice (DOJ) admitted in a federal court filing to making numerous changes to the transcript of the interview between Special Counsel Robert Hur and Joe Biden.

As reported by Just The News, the DOJ’s confession was made in the same filing where the agency refused to release the audio of the interview, ostensibly due to concerns about possible “deepfakes” that could be spread on the Internet as a result. The DOJ admitted to removing mostly “filler words” and “repeated words” such as the use of “um” on Biden’s part.

“Aside from minor inconsistencies (such as repeated words or the use of filler words such as ‘um’), the audio recording of the interview accurately reflects the words spoken during the interview,” the DOJ’s court filing read. The filing was in response to a legal challenge brought against the Biden Administration by the watchdog group Judicial Watch, following Biden’s decision to invoke executive privilege to keep the audio of the interview from being released.

“The transcript is not accurate and was changed in a way to help Biden,” said Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch, in a statement. “There is nothing ordinary about this, and the transcript inaccuracy issues seem to help Biden’s political campaign needs.”

Despite the DOJ’s admission of omissions, the official transcript still included multiple uses of repeated words and filler words. The transcript confirms that Biden used the phrase “and, and” at least 20 times.

The interview of Biden by Special Counsel Hur has raised concerns about Biden’s senility and cognitive decline. During the interview, Biden forgot basic details about his recent life, including the years during which he served as Vice President, as well as the year in which his son, Beau, died. The administration has been accused of protecting Biden by keeping the tape private and making such edits to the transcript.

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About Eric Lendrum

Eric Lendrum graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was the Secretary of the College Republicans and the founding chairman of the school’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. He has interned for Young America’s Foundation, the Heritage Foundation, and the White House, and has worked for numerous campaigns including the 2018 re-election of Congressman Devin Nunes (CA-22). He is currently a co-host of The Right Take podcast.

Photo: Special Counsel Robert Hur testifies before the House Judiciary Committee on his investigation into US President Joe Biden's handling of classified documents, in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on March 12, 2024. The special counsel who investigated Joe Biden's handling of classified documents defended his controversial remarks about the US president's memory on Tuesday and his decision not to file criminal charges. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)

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