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House GOPers moving forward with contempt charges against AG Garland over Biden tapes

The House Oversight Committee announced Monday that it will proceed with contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Merrick Garland for failing to respond to a subpoena for audio recordings of a meeting between President Biden and former special counsel Robert Hur.

Mr. Hsu investigated the 81-year-old president’s handling of classified documents, and released records of their interactions revealed that the president had confused important dates during the sit-in.

The Republican-led committee will hold a hearing on May 16th where lawmakers will discuss and consider amendments to the contempt resolution before recommending the bill to the full House for a vote. .


House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) will lead a contempt hearing against Attorney General Merrick Garland on May 16. Getty Images

“The House Oversight Committee and the Judiciary Committee have issued lawful subpoenas to Attorney General Garland seeking audio recordings of President Biden’s meeting with Special Counsel Ha, and yet Attorney General Garland has refused our subpoena. They continue to ignore the situation,” said House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.). statement.

On February 27, a subpoena was issued to Garland seeking records, notes, video and audio files related to the investigation into Herr.

The Justice Department provided Congress with records of Mr. It has been shown that the president has forgotten things like the year he was elected.

The attorney general has refused to provide audio tapes of lengthy interviews to lawmakers, and the Justice Department is concerned that they could be used to score political points.

“These audio recordings are critical to the investigation into President Biden’s intentional retention of classified documents and his suitability to serve as President of the United States,” Comer said. “There must be consequences for failing to respond to a lawful Congressional subpoena, and we intend to charge Attorney General Garland with contempt of Congress.”


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Garland declined to respond to a subpoena seeking audio recordings of Biden’s interview with former special counsel Robert Hur. Reuters

Mr. Ha, a former Maryland district attorney appointed by President Trump, submitted his findings on Mr. Biden’s handling of classified information in early February.

His 388-page bombshell report said there was evidence that the commander-in-chief “intentionally retained and disclosed classified material,” but his team found it “beyond a reasonable doubt.” ” concluded that there was not enough to prove it.

Hoare also expressed concern that jurors would view the oldest president in U.S. history as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

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