‘I smell a rat,’ says Dem Gov. Pritzker of special counsel report on Biden

Democratic governors lashed out Friday against a report from special counsel Robert Hur, which cleared the president of wrongdoing on his handling of classified information but took digs at his age and memory.

“I smell a rat,” Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker, a surrogate for President Joe Biden’s reelection, told reporters when asked about the Hur report.

“It was extremely unfair for a Trump appointee, originally to the Department of Justice, to offer his own opinions about the mental acuity or age of the president of the United States,” Pritzker said in Illinois at an unrelated news conference.

At least one other Democratic governor rushed to Biden’s defense. New York Gov. Kathy Hochul suggested politics played a role in the report’s language, saying, “I question what a Republican former employee of Donald Trump included in his report.”

Hur’s review found Biden was in possession of classified documents in his home but that the president wouldn’t be charged because he didn’t have willful intent and cooperated fully with the investigation.

That drew praise from the Democratic governors and

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