House GOP Subpoenas DOJ for Materials on Special Counsel Hur’s Interview with Biden

House Republicans have issued a subpoena against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain materials related to Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with Democrat President Joe Biden.

As Slay News reported, Hur’s explosive report revealed that the special counsel wouldn’t pursue charges against Biden for mishandling classified documents due to the president’s responses and behavior during the interview.

Hur noted in his report that securing a conviction wouldn’t be possible because a jury would see Biden in the same way the special counsel investigators did – “an elderly man with a poor memory.”

According to the report, Biden couldn’t remember when he was vice president or even the year his son Beau died.

The subpoena was issued by Republicans leading Biden’s impeachment inquiry — House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer (R-KY), House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan (R-OH), and House Ways & Means Committee Chair Jason Smith (R-MO).

They initially requested the materials related to Biden’s October 2023 interviews be turned over to Congress earlier this month and set a deadline of February 19.

That deadline was not met.

However, the Justice Department said it was “working to gather and process” responsive documents.

The subpoena compels the Justice Department to produce all documents and communications, including audio and video recordings, related to Hur’s interview with Biden.

The subpoena also covers all documents and communications, including audio and video recordings, related to Hur’s interview with the ghostwriter of Biden’s memoir, Mark Zwonitzer.

Those documents are identified as “A9” and “A10” in Appendix A of Hur’s report.

They relate to then-Vice President Biden’s December 11, 2015 call with Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk.

The subpoena also requests all communications between or among representatives of the Department of Justice, including the Office of Special Counsel, the Executive Office of the President, and President Biden’s personal counsel referring or relating to Hur’s report.

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On Tuesday, Republicans sent to Attorney General Merrick Garland.

The letter notifies the DOJ of the subpoena, and takes issue with the fact that the department, earlier this month, “offered no timeframe by which it expected to make any productions or, indeed, any commitment that it would produce all of the material requested.”

“The Oversight and Judiciary Committees, in coordination with the Ways and Means Committee, are investigating whether sufficient grounds exist to draft articles of impeachment against President Biden for consideration by the full House,” they wrote, according to a copy of the letter reviewed by Slay News.

“The Committees are concerned that President Biden may have retained sensitive documents related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business dealings.”

The Republicans are also seeking information on “whether the White House or President Biden’s personal attorneys placed any limitations or scoping restrictions during the interviews with Special Counsel Hur or Mr. Mark Zwonitzer precluding or addressing any potential statements directly linking President Biden to troublesome foreign payments.”

“Additionally, the Judiciary Committee requires these materials for its ongoing oversight of the Department’s commitment to impartial justice and its handling of the investigation and prosecution of President Biden’s presumptive opponent, President Donald J. Trump, in the November 2024 presidential election,” the letter states.

“The documents requested are directly relevant to both the impeachment inquiry and the Judiciary Committee’s legislative oversight of the Department.”

Hur released his report to the public earlier this month after months of investigating and did not recommend criminal charges against Biden.

The special counsel stated that he wouldn’t bring charges against Biden for mishandling and retaining classified documents even if he were not in the Oval Office.

Those records included classified documents about military and foreign policy in Afghanistan and other countries, among other records related to national security and foreign policy.

Hur said the documents implicated “sensitive intelligence sources and methods.”

Hur did not recommend any charges against the president but did describe him as a “sympathetic, well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory.”

This description has vastly overshadowed the outcome of the special counsel’s report.

It has raised significant concerns for Biden’s 2024 re-election campaign and led to widespread calls for the president to be replaced.

READ MORE – Italian TV Brutally Mocks Biden’s Mental Decline: ‘They’re All Laughing at Us’

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By Frank Bergman

Frank Bergman is a political/economic journalist living on the east coast. Aside from news reporting, Bergman also conducts interviews with researchers and material experts and investigates influential individuals and organizations in the sociopolitical world.

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