May 21, 2024

Joe Biden Asserts Executive Privilege to Keep Recordings of His Special Counsel Interview from Congress

President Joe Biden asserted government privilege on Thursday over his interview with particular counsel Robert Hur to stop Congress from acquiring his audio recordings.

The House Oversight Committee scheduled a markup on Thursday to start the method of holding Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for his refusal to hand over the recording.

Garland defied a closing warning in April to adjust to a subpoena for the audio of Biden’s interview with the particular counsel.

During the president’s interview with Hur, Biden, 81, experienced psychological lapses and “poor memory” not less than seven instances, in accordance to a transcript obtained by Breitbart News.

“I write to inform you that the President has asserted executive privilege over the requested audio recordings and is making a protective assertion of privilege over any remaining materials responsive to the subpoenas that have not already been produced,” Associate Attorney General Carlos Uriarte wrote to House Judiciary and Oversight Committee chairs Jim Jordan (R-OH) and James Comer (R-KY).

“It is the longstanding position of the executive branch held by administrations of both parties that an official who asserts the President’s claim of executive privilege cannot be prosecuted for criminal contempt of Congress,” the added.

Garland refused to touch upon Biden’s government motion Thursday when reporters requested about it.

“The absence of a legitimate need for the audio recordings lays bare your likely goal — to chop them up, distort them, and use them for partisan political purposes,” White House counsel Ed Siskel told House Republicans. “Demanding such sensitive and constitutionally-protected law enforcement materials from the Executive Branch because you want to manipulate them for potential political gain is inappropriate.”

Conservative assume tanks and CNN have filed FOIA requests to unlock the audio information.

Wendell Husebo is a political reporter with Breitbart News and a former GOP War Room Analyst. He is the writer of Politics of Slave Morality. Follow Wendell on “X” @WendellHusebø or on Truth Social @WendellHusebo.