Fox & Friends, the popular morning show, dedicated a segment to dissecting the recent special counsel report on President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents. The report, authored by special counsel Robert Hur, concluded that no criminal charges would be pursued against Biden. However, the hosts—Steve Doocy, Lawrence Jones, Ainsley Earhardt, and Brian Kilmeade—allegedly embraced claims from right-leaning commentators and politicians that Hur’s statement suggested Biden’s incompetence to stand trial.
While examining the special counsel report, the hosts on Fox & Friends purportedly echoed the sentiment that Hur’s statement implied President Biden’s incapacity to face legal proceedings. It was reported that they inaccurately attributed to Hur the assertion that Biden was not competent to stand trial. In reality, the special counsel’s statement did not explicitly make such a claim.
The hosts allegedly referenced a clip from a press conference where Fox News White House Correspondent Peter Doocy questioned Biden’s ability to “continue as president,” triggering concerns about Biden’s memory from other reporters. Lawrence Jones, among the hosts, argued that this exchange validated apprehensions expressed by a broad spectrum of individuals, extending beyond Republicans or those accused of ageism.
Jones purportedly reiterated the stance that if Biden were deemed unfit to stand trial, he should not be deemed fit to represent the American people as president or run for another term. The article suggests that Hur’s report did not establish a legal finding of Biden’s mental incompetence; rather, it highlighted the challenge of persuading a jury due to the perceived sympathetic image of President Biden.
In essence, the hosts on Fox & Friends face accusations of misinterpreting Hur’s statement, leading to the implication that Biden is mentally incompetent. The actual focus of the report was reportedly on the difficulty of convincing a jury given Biden’s sympathetic presentation. Read the full story here ▶
SO YOU CAN’T JUST DISMISS IT AS REPUBLICAN CLAIMS OR PEOPLE THAT ARE AGEIST AND DON’T LIKE THE PRESIDENT. THIS IS A SPECIAL COUNSEL WHO DECIDED NOT TO CHARGE THE PRESIDENT, WHO ALSO SAID, “I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT FOR YOU GUYS TO KNOW PART OF THE REASON WHY I’M NOT CHARGING HIM, BECAUSE HE WOULDN’T EVEN BE ABLE TO STAND TRIAL.”