House GOP Moves To Hold Attorney General Merrick Garland In Contempt

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House Republicans are making moves to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. On Thursday (May 16), the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees plan to mark up a resolution on the matter due to Garland's failure to comply with a subpoena demanding audio recordings of President Joe Biden's interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur.

Republicans issued the subpoena in March and gave the Department of Justice until April 8 to turn it over. Last month, the Justice Department provided lawmakers with a transcript of the interview but said it would not turn over the audio recordings. 

"The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees issued lawful subpoenas to Attorney General Garland for the audio recordings of President Biden's interview with Special Counsel Hur, yet he continues to defy our subpoenas," House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer said in a statement. "These audio recordings are important to our investigation of President Biden's willful retention of classified documents and his fitness to be President of the United States." 

 "There must be consequences for refusing to comply with lawful congressional subpoenas, and we will move to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt of Congress," Comer added.


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