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House GOP demands DOJ share tapes of potentially damning Biden special counsel interview

WASHINGTON – House Republicans on Monday shared information with Attorney General Merrick Garland about tapes of President Biden’s interviews with Special Counsel Robert Hur’s investigators and records that may relate to his family’s overseas dealings. requested that it be done.

The chairmen of the three House committees leading the impeachment inquiry against Biden over corruption allegations have threatened to issue subpoenas if Garland does not respond to their requests by February 19, threatening a high-stakes election year. We set up a showdown.

Republicans believe the information could strengthen investigations into Mr. Biden’s role in his family’s business dealings in China and Ukraine, and the Oct. 8 and 9 interview tapes show that Mr. He believes further documentation of the president’s cognitive decline, which he described as “well-intentioned,” could damage Biden. , an old man with poor memory. ”

“As detailed in Mr. Hoar’s report, classified materials discovered at both the Biden Presidential Residence in Wilmington, Delaware and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and International Engagement include documents related to China and Ukraine. ,” three House leaders said in a letter to Garland.

“[T]”There are concerns that President Biden may be in possession of classified documents relating to certain countries involved in his family’s overseas business dealings,” said Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), Supervisory Board member. Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) and tax-focused Chairman Waze (R-Ky.) wrote: Chairman Jason Smith (R-Missouri).

House Republicans have asked Attorney General Merrick Garland to share documents and tapes of meetings between President Biden and special counsel Robert Hur’s investigators. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik

“Furthermore, we do not believe that the White House or President Biden’s personal attorney will have any restrictions or scope limitations that would impede the line of inquiry regarding evidence (emails, text messages, or witness statements) directly linking the President to President Biden.” We are trying to understand whether you have been charged during the hassle of overseas payments.”

The Congressional request requires “all documents and communications related to the Special Counsel’s interview with President Biden, including audio and video recordings,” as well as “Appendix A of Mr. Ho’s report labeled ‘A9’ and ‘A10.’ Request for submission of “identified documents.” This concerns a December 11, 2015 phone conversation between President Biden and then-Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk. ”

Joe Biden classified document investigation report

  • Special Counsel Robert Hur determined that President Biden “intentionally retained and disclosed classified materials” after he left office as vice president in 2016.
  • The records kept by Biden included documents related to military and foreign policy in Afghanistan and other national security and foreign policy issues.

  • Biden kept classified documents to help write his memoir. “I just found all the classified stuff downstairs,” Biden reportedly told the ghostwriter in a 2017 conversation.
  • Despite these findings, Mr. Xu’s 388-page report recommended that the president not be indicted.
  • The special counsel said that if Biden were to go to trial, he would likely present himself to the jury as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

Republicans also requested “all communications between the Office of the Special Counsel, the Office of the President, and representatives of the Department of Justice, including the Department of Justice.”
and President Biden’s personal advisors mentioned or related to Mr. Heo’s report. ”

Additionally, Republican committee chairs are seeking records related to Mark Zwonitzer, the ghostwriter of Biden’s book, with whom they claim he shared confidential information.

Photo from the special counsel’s report of a box of classified documents in Biden’s garage. Ministry of Justice
Mr. Hsu did not recommend charges against Mr. Biden. Ministry of Justice

“Please submit this information as soon as possible, but no later than 5:00 p.m. on February 19, 2024. Given the gravity of these issues, the Commission will enforce the submission of this material as appropriate. “We are prepared to do so,” the committee wrote.

The White House and Justice Department did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment on Monday.

Mr. Xu’s nearly 400-page report, released Thursday, mentions his eldest son, Hunter Biden, and his eldest son, James Biden, who regularly involved powerful relatives in their foreign business relationships. There was no.

In an interview, Mr. Xu described Mr. Biden as “a well-meaning older man with a poor memory.” Reuters/Michael A. McCoy/File Photo

Photos, emails, witness statements and more showing that Joe Biden, as vice president and for several years thereafter, interacted with partners at two Chinese government-linked business firms and patrons in Russia, Mexico, Kazakhstan and Ukraine. There is evidence that

The House impeachment inquiry is investigating these relationships and allegations of a cover-up by the Justice Department to protect the Biden family.