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Comer fumes as Biden admin refuses to release audio of interview with special counsel

Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan in February issued a subpoena to Attorney General Garland seeking documents from Hur's investigation.

Published: April 8, 2024 8:04pm

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer on Monday issued a scathing rebuke of the Biden administration over its refusal to release the audio of the president's interview with special counsel Robert Hur.

"The Biden Administration does not get to determine what Congress needs and does not need for its oversight of the executive branch," he said in a statement. "It's curious the Biden Administration is refusing to release the audio of President Biden's interview with the Special Counsel after releasing the transcript."

"Why shouldn't the American people be able to hear the actual audio of his answers?" he continued. "The American people demand transparency from their leaders, not obstruction. The Oversight Committee will continue to work with the Judiciary Committee to obtain the information needed for our investigation of President Biden's willful retention of classified documents. We will respond to the Justice Department soon."

Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan in February issued a subpoena to Attorney General Garland seeking documents from Hur's investigation. The transcript of the interview went public in March ahead of Hur's testimony before the Judiciary Committee.

Hur's report "uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen."

He further highlighted that he had declined to bring charges in part due to concerns that "Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

Ben Whedon is an editor and reporter for Just the News. Follow him on X, formerly Twitter.

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