DOJ will not turn over Biden's recorded interview with Special Counsel Hur to Congress


The Justice Department said Thursday it will not produce subpoenaed audio recordings of former Special Counsel Robert Hur's interview with President Biden to House Republicans, maintaining that its "cooperation" with the congressional investigation has been "extraordinary."

House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, R-Ky., and House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, had threatened to hold Garland in contempt of Congress over the Justice Department's failure to produce the audio recordings.

But the Justice Department on Thursday reminded that it has produced a transcript of Biden's interview with the special counsel.

"If the Committees’ goal is to receive information from the Department in furtherance of your investigations, that goal has been more than met," Assistant Attorney General Carlos Uriarte wrote. "Our cooperation has been extraordinary."

"The Committees have not responded in kind," he continued. "It seems that the more information you receive, the less satisfied you are, and the less justification you have for contempt, the more you rush towards it."

Uriarte added: "Lacking a justification for complaint—never mind contempt—in the actual record, the Committees’ threats deepen our concern that you are seeking to create a false narrative of obstruction that weakens, rather than strengthens, the American people’s confidence in our government and the rule of law."... (Read more)

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