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Attorney General Merrick Garland Refuses Congressional Subpoena for Joe Biden Audio, Setting Stage for Contempt Charge

“We will not tolerate this obstruction, and we are prepared to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt of Congress if necessary.”

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Joe Biden’s Justice Department has refused to turn over subpoenaed audio recordings of former Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interview with President Biden to House Republicans.

This decision has led House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, to threaten to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. The House members had set Monday, April 8, as the deadline for Garland to comply with their subpoena.

The subpoenaed audio recordings pertain to an interview conducted by Robert Hur, who was appointed as Special Counsel by Attorney General Merrick Garland to investigate President Biden’s handling of classified documents. The House Republicans have been seeking these recordings as part of their ongoing oversight efforts into the Biden administration.

In response to the Justice Department’s refusal to comply with the subpoena, Comer and Jordan issued a joint statement expressing their frustration and disappointment. They argued that the audio recordings are essential to their investigation and that the Justice Department’s decision to withhold them is an obstruction of their constitutional oversight responsibilities.

“The American people deserve transparency and accountability from their government,” the statement read.

“The Justice Department’s refusal to turn over these recordings is a clear attempt to obstruct our legitimate oversight efforts. We will not tolerate this obstruction, and we are prepared to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt of Congress if necessary.”

The Justice Department has defended its decision, stating that the audio recordings are part of an ongoing investigation and that their release could jeopardize the integrity of the investigation. In a statement, a Justice Department spokesperson said, “The Department is committed to cooperating with Congress in a manner consistent with our obligation to protect the integrity of our investigations and the rights of those involved. We believe that releasing these recordings at this time could undermine the ongoing investigation and potentially harm the interests of justice.”

This standoff between the Justice Department and House Republicans is the latest in a series of confrontations between the Biden administration and congressional Republicans, who have been aggressively pursuing investigations into various aspects of the administration’s actions. It remains to be seen whether the House Republicans will follow through on their threat to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt of Congress, and how this conflict will ultimately be resolved.

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    Rosie46

    April 8, 2024 at 11:51 pm

    Same old b-ll s—t, to protect Biden.

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    Buffalolips

    April 9, 2024 at 1:57 pm

    Consider the possibility that the tapes don’t exist, either (1) because there was no recorded interview in the first place, or if the interview actually took place, (2) it wasn’t recorded, or (3) the interview records have been destroyed. The tapes most likely no longer, or never existed. So we may be looking at (4) willful destruction of investigation evidence, or (5) the report by Special Counsel Robert Hur was itself a fraud.

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      Cheyenne

      April 14, 2024 at 1:01 am

      As long as the corrupted 3 letter
      agencies remain as is, we cannot expect positive results,if any at all.

      Sad times for America.

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    Drosack

    April 9, 2024 at 8:01 pm

    Again?

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    ox

    April 10, 2024 at 4:07 pm

    LOL. Who is going to arrest CAPO Garland, from the Lying Corrupt Quid pro KING Joe Crime Family. A prosecutor from the Corrupt DOJ? Garland could never pass a voice stress analysis. CAPO Garland is just as much a liar as Corrupt Quid Pro.

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