The Justice Department defended special counsel Robert Hur’s report on President Biden by saying it was “consistent with legal requirements and Department policy” after the White House sent a scathing letter to the agency.

In the letter, obtained by Fox News, Deputy Attorney General Bradley Weinsheimer defended the Hur report and its release to the public as “consistent” with Justice Department policy and its legal requirements.

“Having carefully considered your arguments, the Department concludes that the report submitted to the Attorney General and its release are consistent with legal requirements and Department policy,” says the letter, which was sent to White House counsel Ed Siskel. and Joe Biden’s personal attorney Bob Bauer, he said.

BIDEN, NOT THE SPECIAL COUNCIL HUR, MENTIONED HIS SON’S DEATH IN INTERROGATION

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US President Joe Biden leaves the White House en route to Marine One on the South Lawn on July 6, 2023 in Washington, DC. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Weinsheimer noted that the fallout surrounding the release of Hur’s report on the president’s memory was neither “gratuitous” nor “unduly damaging.”

“The language identified is neither gratuitous nor unduly prejudicial because it is not intended to criticize or demean the president,” the letter states. “Rather, it is offered to explain Special Counsel Hur’s conclusions about the President’s mental state regarding possessing and retaining classified information.”

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Special counsel Robert Hur’s report denouncing President Biden’s “poor memory” sparked new media coverage of the incumbent’s mental capacity. (Reuters/Getty)

The deputy attorney general also rejected White House claims that the report “inappropriately comments” on Biden’s conduct with classified documents.

“Your assertion that Special Counsel Hur made inappropriate comments about uncharged conduct is misplaced,” Weinsheimer wrote. “As an initial matter, as described above, rather than commenting on uncharged conduct, Special Counsel Hur was applying the evidence he gathered to applicable law.”

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“Special Counsel Hur’s report provides significant details about the basis of his denial decisions. This includes factors supporting his determination of whether the president knew he possessed classified information and whether he acted intentionally in possessing and retaining it,” he said.

“The language you oppose goes directly to these issues,” Weinsheimer said.

This image from the Robert Hur Special Counsel investigation released by the Department of Justice on Thursday, February 8, 2024, shows Joe Biden inside the main office and executive assistant's desk in December 2016.

This image from the Robert Hur Special Counsel investigation released by the Department of Justice on Thursday, February 8, 2024, shows Joe Biden inside the main office and executive assistant’s desk in December 2016. (US Department of Justice)

Since Hur’s report, released last Thursday, the White House has rejected conclusions that characterized Biden as an “old man with a bad memory.”

Biden has also expressed his opinion on the report’s conclusions, criticizing that he “did not remember, even after several years, when his son Beau died.”

“How the hell dare you bring that up?” Biden shouted during a press conference Tuesday. “Frankly, when they asked me the question, I thought: It was none of their business.” “

This image from the Robert Hur Special Counsel investigation released by the Department of Justice on Thursday, February 8, 2024, shows Joe Biden with a page of handwritten notes while having breakfast with senators on January 29, 2015.

This image from the Robert Hur Special Counsel investigation released by the Department of Justice on Thursday, February 8, 2024, shows Joe Biden with a page of handwritten notes while having breakfast with senators on January 29, 2015. (US Department of Justice)

Two sources later revealed to Fox News that it was Biden who mentioned his son’s death in 2015, not Hur.

“We conclude that no criminal charges are warranted in this matter,” states the report, released Thursday. “We would come to the same conclusion even if the Justice Department “The policy did not preclude criminal charges against a sitting president.”

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The White House and the Justice Department did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Fox News’ David Spunt and Jake Gibson contributed to this report.

By Sam