Investigation Reveals Reason Biden Almost Resigned As Vice President

Excerpts from the special counsel’s report on Biden’s mishandling of classified documents reveal that then-Vice President Joe Biden considered resigning from his position in the Obama Administration due to policy disagreements during the Afghanistan War.

In 2009, as President Obama authorized troop deployments to Afghanistan, Biden opposed the decision, branding it a “strategic blunder” that could jeopardize the administration.

According to reflections Biden made in his notebook, at one point he even considered resigning from his position as a form of protest.

“Tomorrow the President is going to make a fateful decision regarding Afghanistan — as I sat looking out the window at the sea — thinking I should resign in protest over what will bring his administration down,” he wrote.

“Although I obviously wasn’t there I feel like this is what it must have felt like for Kennedy then Johnson in the early days of VTN [Vietnam]. I feel guilty and boxed in myself. Guilty for not having been more successful w/ the President — and staying. Boxed in by knowing or at least feeling that my resignation would only harden his position and leave him with one less voice.”

Biden will not face charges for keeping these classified documents at his home in Delaware.

Special Counsel Robert Hur’s 388-page report outlines how Biden deliberately retained classified documents and provides a critical assessment of the 81-year old’s memory and ability to recall information, describing Biden as an “elderly man with a poor memory.”

“He wanted record to show that he was right about Afghanistan; that his critics were wrong; and that he had opposed President Obama’s mistaken decision forcefully when it was made — that his judgment was sound when it mattered most,” the report stated. “This evidence provides grounds to believe that Mr. Biden willfully retained the marked classified documents about Afghanistan.”
Despite the fact that the special counsel report revealed instances of Biden mishandling classified government documents, Hur stated that the conduct did not justify criminal charges.
Speaking to the NRA Forum in Harrisburg, PA on Friday, Former President Donald Trump reacted to the news of Biden not being charged, exclaiming, “Then I should not be charged!”
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