WASHINGTON (NEWSnet/AP) — Robert Hur, the special counsel who impugned the president’s age and competence in his report on how Joe Biden handled classified documents, is scheduled to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

The session starts at 10 a.m. Eastern.

The panel, led by Donald Trump loyalist Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, has spearheaded many of the congressional investigations into Biden, including the floundering effort to impeach him.

The Associated Press obtained a transcript of the Biden interviews, which were being turned over to Congress by the Justice Department on Tuesday shortly before Hur was going before the House Judiciary Committee to face questions about his investigation of the president.

Hur, in his report, concluded that Biden should not face criminal charges over his mishandling of documents but also impugned the president’s age and competence. The special counsel, for his part, stood by his assessment of the president’s memory as “accurate and fair,” in prepared testimony to be delivered to Congress.

In prepared remarks, Hur said: “What I wrote is what I believe the evidence shows, and what I expect jurors would perceive and believe. I did not sanitize my explanation. Nor did I disparage the President unfairly.”

Hur devoted much of his report to explaining why he did not believe the evidence against Biden met the standard for criminal charges, partly based on the hours of interviews with the president.

In his prepared remarks, Hur said he was aware of the need to explain in great detail why he’d decided not to charge the president. Such explanations are common but usually kept confidential; and so he didn’t hold back, particularly in this case.

“The need to show my work was especially strong here,” he said. “The attorney general had appointed me to investigate the actions of the attorney general’s boss, the sitting president of the United States. I knew that for my decision to be credible, I could not simply announce that I recommended no criminal charges and leave it at that. I needed to explain why.”

Confusion over the timing of the death of Biden's adult son Beau — who died May 30, 2015 — was highlighted by Hur in his report as an example of the president's memory lapses.

But the transcript shows that Hur never asked Biden about his son specifically, as a visibly angry Biden had suggested in comments to reporters the day the report was released.

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