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Biden Invokes Executive Privilege to Hide Interview that Led to ‘Elderly Man with a Poor Memory’ Remarks

Biden’s staff had previously bragged about him not using executive privilege during Hur’s investigation.

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In a move that has sent shockwaves through the political landscape, President Joe Biden has asserted executive privilege over the audio recordings of his interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur. This decision comes as House Republicans gear up to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for not releasing the recordings, setting the stage for a high-stakes legal battle between the executive and legislative branches.

The interview in question pertains to the investigation into President Biden’s handling of classified documents, a matter that has been under scrutiny for some time. The House Oversight and Judiciary committees are seeking access to the recordings, arguing that they are vital for their oversight responsibilities.

However, the White House and the Justice Department have pushed back, citing executive privilege as a means to protect the integrity of the investigation and the independence of the Department of Justice.

The decision to invoke executive privilege has drawn sharp criticism from Republicans, who view it as an attempt to shield the administration from accountability.

“The president’s claim of executive privilege to block the audio release of the Ben Hur interview further cements the image of the president as a ‘sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory,'” strategist Matt Klink told Newsweek in an emailed statement.

This move is not without precedent. In 2019, President Donald Trump used executive privilege to block the release of the full report from Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference. However, the current situation is unique in that it involves a president asserting privilege over an investigation into his own conduct.

The Justice Department has argued that the audio recordings fall within the scope of executive privilege and that releasing them could undermine the Department’s ability to conduct similar high-profile investigations in the future. They have also pointed out that the Department has already provided the transcripts of the interviews, which they believe should suffice for congressional oversight purposes.

As the battle lines are drawn, the House committees are set to move forward with contempt proceedings against Attorney General Garland. This could potentially lead to a legal showdown that could have far-reaching implications for the balance of power between the executive and legislative branches.

The controversy surrounding the Biden administration’s decision to invoke executive privilege underscores the ongoing tensions between the two major political parties and their differing views on the role of oversight and accountability in government. As the situation unfolds, it remains to be seen how this will impact the Biden administration’s relationship with Congress and the broader political landscape.

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    Leftshot

    May 16, 2024 at 10:51 pm

    “However, the White House and the Justice Department have pushed back, citing executive privilege as a means to protect the integrity of the investigation and the independence of the Department of Justice.”

    Let me see if I’ve got this right.

    Hiding evidence is “a means to protect the integrity of the DOJ” and the “independence of the [DOJ]” is assured by the President’s interference in the DOJ’s activities.

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      Lawrence M

      May 17, 2024 at 7:39 am

      Yea right and “weaponizing” the DOJ is perfectly fine under this make believe administration! This shit is running our nation? You have to be on drugs or completely insane to believe anything coming out of that White House now!
      What a complete shambles and joke our country is!

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    JohnyB

    May 16, 2024 at 11:20 pm

    Biden’s team has been in violation of the law for months or even years… Who do you think signs those EO’s…

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    Lawrence M

    May 17, 2024 at 7:33 am

    And to think that there are actually people in our county that still don’t either see how evil and insane this devil of a man is or even prefer this madness over any normalcy! This once a nation under God is so “Screwed” now!

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      Lawrence M

      May 17, 2024 at 3:51 pm

      Typo again sorry meant country of course!

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      Cheyenne

      May 19, 2024 at 12:58 am

      Thank you Lawrence!
      I have said the same thing throughout the last three MISERABLE years.

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        Lawrence M

        May 19, 2024 at 12:36 pm

        Yes Cheyenne; I’ve noticed and heard you loud and clear! What’s really so very sad is how it’s not an overwhelming majority of “Patriotic Citizens” speaking up and saying the same thing! One can only hope and pray that will change dramatically moving forward!

        And thank you too! I truly appreciate and agree with you 100%! Your truth and positive support really makes a difference to me!
        God bless you and yours!

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    Lawrence M

    May 31, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    Just saw this excellent posting which must be shared far and wide!

    Nick Freitas, a state lawmaker in Virginia wrote, “Well Democrats, congratulations. I didn’t start out a Trump fan. I supported Rand Paul in the primary in 2016. I was skeptical of whether or not Trump would do what he said. Even after supporting him in 2020, I was frustrated by some of his policies… …but now…now…I will enthusiastically campaign, donate and vote for Trump.

    “Because if nothing else, he represents opposition to YOU. The people who engage in ‘law fare,’ openly target your political rivals for prosecution while ignoring the real issues facing this country. You have now showed us the rules of the game…don’t be surprised when we start playing by them.”

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