“Having said that” or “That (being) said” or “That having been said”: It is used when we make a bold assertion or an assertion that might be taken as bold, and we wish to soften the impact lest we seem too absolute.
You are just here to make fun of me. Having said that, I left the room in a huff.
John is a scum and it is unwise of you to befriend him. Having said that, I left the room before she could slap my face.
The club's rules are so much rotten, stinking tripe. Having said that, I urge the members to obey them meticulously, in the hope that soon we can agree to change them.
The Pirates have been a losing team for 15 years. That being said, it's better than having a minor-league franchise in Pittsburgh .
We had to invade Iraq . That being said, the occupation has been challenging.