House Republicans Clear the Way for a Full House Vote to Hold Merrick Garland In Contempt of Congress

by J Pelkey
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House Republicans are gearing up to vote on a resolution to hold U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for defying a subpoena.

The House voted 208-207 to advance the measure.

According to investigative journalist Paul Sperry, Garland has reportedly “classified at the highest level” the audio tapes of Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Hur, locking them away in a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF).

A contempt vote has been anticipated since last month when two GOP-led House committees passed resolutions recommending that Garland be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over audio recordings of Joe Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur.

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House Oversight Chairman James Comer argued that Joe Biden cannot assert executive privilege over the audio of his interview with Robert Hur because the transcript has already been publicly released.

Chairmen Comer and Chairman Jordan previously sought transcripts, notes, and video and audio files of Robert Hur’s five-hour interview of Joe Biden.

Robert Hur found that Joe Biden “willfully retained” classified information but decided not to charge him. Hur said there is evidence Biden retained classified notebooks, “knowing he was not allowed to do so.”

The Justice Department justified not bringing charges against Biden, describing him as a “sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

The final vote from the House of Representatives is expected to take place Wednesday evening.

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