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Thursday, May 16, 2024

After the DOJ stonewalled over surrendering an audio recording of Special Counsel Robert Hur's interview with President Joe Biden over his handling of classified documents, the White House has invoked executive privilege to block House Republicans from obtaining it. Hur's 345-page report concluded that no charges should be brought against Biden due to cognitive decline. "We have also considered that, at trial, 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," Hur wrote.



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Republican lawmakers had previously subpoenaed the audio recordings of Biden's interviews, along with his ghostwriter, Mark Zwonitzer and other items from Hur's investigation into Biden's handling of classified information.

You know they were going to leak it to sh*tler for him to post on troth social.

#1 | Posted by Nixon at 2024-05-16 10:41 AM | Reply

I can't come up with a rationale as to how this tale under executive privilege.

#2 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-05-16 12:36 PM | Reply

Seemed a bit complicated (no surprise) and pretty clear. But this might help:

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2024-05-16 12:42 PM | Reply

#3. I got about 4 paragraphs in and stoped right here:

" Garland asked Biden to block release of the audio recordings, citing concerns that making them public could prompt high-ranking White House officials to be less cooperative in future investigations."

That makes sense to me. Granted, I strongly favor transparency when it comes to our government but I also favor 5A.

#4 | Posted by BellRinger at 2024-05-16 12:48 PM | Reply

The transcripts are public already. There is zero need for Congress to hear the recordings when they already have the words. Everyone knows the only reason Republicans want to get the recordings are to use them politically - not that there is anything remotely illustrative of criminal intent on Biden's part, nor anything of any legislative value to be found in them.

#5 | Posted by tonyroma at 2024-05-16 12:52 PM | Reply

White House Counsel Ed Siskel told congressional Republicans in a letter yesterday, "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."

House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer's latest fundraising appeal reads in part, "Biden and his advisors are terrified that I will release the recordings, forcing the media and Democrats to answer for the dismal decline of Biden's mental state." The Kentucky Republican added that audio recording "could be the final blow to Biden with swing voters across the country."

In other words, the White House's counsel's office accused Comer and his colleagues of wanting to use Biden's interview "for partisan political purposes," after which Comer put in writing that he's focused on using the audio recording to target "swing voters."

#6 | Posted by tonyroma at 2024-05-17 11:29 AM | Reply

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