Biden’s Justice Department denies handing over investigation audio, cites lack of congressional need

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Attorney General Merrick Garland defied a final warning Thursday to comply with a subpoena for the audio of President Joe Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur.

If Garland did not comply with the subpoena, he would face contempt of Congress proceedings, House Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R-KY) and Judiciary Committee chair Jim Jordan (R-OH) wrote Garland on April 17.

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‘If the Committees’ goal is to receive information from the Department in furtherance of your investigations, that goal has been more than met.Our cooperation has been extraordinary.

….the Committees have not articulated a legitimate congressional need to obtain audio recordings from Mr. Hur’s investigation…

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…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
Carlos Uriarte, Asst. Attorney General.

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