Like Comey, the Biden official argued, Hur put his “thumb on the scale during an election season.”Biden’s lawyers raised the C-word with Hur even before the report became public. Biden’s memory was significantly limited, both during his recorded interviews with the ghostwriter in 2017, and in his interview with our office in 2023.”Page 208: “Mr. Biden’s memory also appeared to have significant limitations … Mr. Biden’s recorded conversations with [ghostwriter Mark] Zwonitzer from 2017 are often painfully slow, with Mr. Biden struggling to remember events and straining at times to read and relay his own notebook entries. In his interview with our office, Mr. Biden’s memory was worse. “The fact that he’s a senior citizen is not going to go away,” the Biden campaign official told Playbook.