GOP Threaten Biden’s AG

( – Showcasing that GOP congressional representatives are stepping up against any Democrat that poses a menace to the country, House Republicans threatened Attorney General Merrick Garland of holding him in contempt of Congress.

This intimidation is duе to the materials from spеcial counsel Robert Hur’s invеstigation into Joe Biden’s management of classified documents.

Ovеrsight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) and Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a lеtter to Garland assеrting that the Department of Justice (DOJ) was holding back materials responsive to their subpoenas.

They specifically mentioned audio recordings of Hur’s interviews with Biden and the transcript and audio recordings of Hur’s interviews with Biden’s ghostwriter, Mark Zwonitzer.

Comer and Jordan wrote:

“The February 27 subpoenas create a legal obligation on you to produce this material. Accordingly, the Committees expect you to produce all responsive materials no later than 12:00 p.m. on April 8, 2024. If you fail to do so, the Committees will consider taking further action, such as the invocation of contempt of Congress proceedings.”

In contrast, a DOJ spokeswoman emphasized the department’s cooperation with Congress has been “extraordinarily transparent.”

Hur’s report, released last month, criticized Biden’s retention of classified records but did not recommend charges. The report portrayed Biden as a sympathetic figure with memory issues, which made it unlikely for a jury to convict him of a serious felony.

While Biden and the White House disputed Hur’s findings, Garland asserted that it would have been “absurd” for him to have edited or censored the special counsel’s explanation.

Following the report’s release, Comer and Jordan announced they had subpoenaed Garland, and stated that the DOJ had not produced any of the requested materials.

The chairmen suggested that documents retained by Biden may be relevant to the impeachment inquiry into him and questioned if any limitations were imposed during the interviews.

On the March 7 subpoena deadline, the department provided an “insufficient production.” Comer and Jordan demanded the department produce all materials responsive to their subpoenas by March 11.

However, the DOJ “failed to comply” with their deadline, instead informing committee staff “that an ‘interagency review’ for classified and confidential information was still pending.”

A little more than two hours before Hur was scheduled to testify, the DOJ produced two redacted transcripts of the special counsel’s interviews with Biden while Comer and Jordan expressed concern that news outlets received and reviewed the transcripts before they were provided to their committees.

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