I’m With Hur

Robert Hur testifies at a House Judiciary Committee hearing in Washington on March 12, 2024. (Photo by Nathan Posner/Anadolu/Getty Images)


So last night we did a special Dispatch Live on last week’s editorial, which had elicited a lot of conversation, comments, compliments, and criticism (and if you give me a minute or two I can probably keep the alliteration going). 

I don’t want to wade too deeply into all of that or repeat myself here—not when I can repeat myself elsewhere! But one point I made last night seems worth expanding upon. 

I think Robert Hur is kind of a spirit animal for The Dispatch. I don’t know the guy (Sarah does, and she says he’s a good dude). I only vaguely knew who he was until Attorney General Merrick Garland named him as the special counsel in the Biden classified documents case. 

As you probably know, he submitted a report to Garland explaining why he declined to recommend indicting Biden over his—obvious—mishandling of classified material. This report is required by law, by the way. Hur even took pains to note that the charges against Trump for his—even more obvious—mishandling of classified material were substantially different and more serious than the charges against Biden.

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