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Jordan, Comer subpoena DOJ for materials on Biden classified docs case

Hur's report became public earlier this month and, though he declined to bring charges against Biden, indicated that the "investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen."

Published: February 27, 2024 3:32pm

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan on Tuesday issued a subpoena to Attorney General Merrick Garland seeking documents from special counsel Robert Hur's investigation into President Joe Biden's handling of classified materials.

Hur's report became public earlier this month and, though he declined to bring charges against Biden, indicated that the "investigation uncovered evidence that President Biden willfully retained and disclosed classified materials after his vice presidency when he was a private citizen."

Writing to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the pair asserted that the Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to adequately respond to their previous records request and did not offer a timeline for the production of the materials.

 

"The Committees are concerned that President Biden may have retained sensitive documents related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business dealings," they wrote. "The Committees further seek to understand 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."

The pair further indicated that they believe the majority of materials they seek are not classified, but indicated that "[t]o the extent that the subpoenas compel the production of classified material, the Department may produce those materials under separate cover."

"Special Counsel Robert Hur's investigation into President Biden's mishandling of classified documents made two things clear: there's a double standard of justice in this country and Joe Biden isn't fit for office. The transcripts and materials from his investigation are critical to our oversight work," Jordan said in a statement.

"The Justice Department has closed its investigation into classified documents, but the Oversight Committee and Judiciary Committee’s investigation continues. Americans expect equal justice under the law and DOJ is allowing the Bidens to operate above it," Comer said. "Special Counsel Hur’s report outlined that classified documents Joe Biden stashed for years relate to countries where his family cashed in on the Biden brand. We owe it to the American people to provide transparency and accountability about the extent of Joe Biden retaining sensitive materials and the concerns raised about his current mental state and fitness to be President of the United States."

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

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