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Garland Voted Up for Contempt as Biden Moves to Block Interview Audio

Garland Voted Up for Contempt as Biden Moves to Block Interview Audio

The contempt of Congress proceedings against AG Garland have passed the first phase in the House while Joe Biden frantically moved to block House Republicans from accessing the audio of his interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur in the classified documents scandal.

Thursday brought a brewing political battle to the Republican-led House as Republicans voted to proceed with holding Attorney General (AG) Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress over his refusal to turn in the audio recording of Biden’s interview with Department of Justice (DOJ) Special Counsel Robert Hur.

Hours before the House committees were scheduled to convene the contempt hearing against Garland, the White House announced that Biden has asserted executive privilege over the audio of his interview with Special Counsel Hur. House Republicans had been provided with the transcript of the audio but they wanted to check out the actual tapes to verify nothing was left out and the details of the interview in comparison with the Special Counsel report which recommended no criminal charges against Biden because it saw Biden as a “sympathetic, well-meaning elderly man with a poor memory.”

Biden’s move to claim executive privilege was a last-minute effort to shield Garland from contempt proceedings. The Epoch Times reported that soon after the executive privilege assertion by Biden, Assistant Attorney General Carlos Felipe Uriarte wrote to the Republican leaders asking them not to continue with the contempt proceedings. Uriarte’s letter said:

“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 held in contempt of Congress.”

On Thursday, both the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight Committee voted to hold AG Garland in contempt of Congress. The House Oversight Committee Chairman James Comer rejected Biden’s assertion of executive privilege on the grounds that the audio is not classified material because the transcript is already out. He stated that Biden’s attempt to withhold the tapes when the transcript is out means there is something he is hiding.

The hearing saw moments when sparks flew off the mics of some House members from opposite benches across the aisle. One particular heated exchange between Republican Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene and Democrat Congresswomen Jasmine Crockett and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) instantly became news fodder and social media sensation. It started when
Crockett tried to get at Greene by asking if she knew what the hearing was about. As Greene snapped back at Crockett and mocked her cosmetics, AOC erupted into shouting and engaged Greene in a short match of insult exchange.

The committees’ resolutions to hold Garland in contempt are now set to go to the House for a full House vote and, as Forbes wrote, it will need House Speaker Mike Johnson to introduce the resolutions on the House floor. But since the DOJ works for Democrats and has actively and openly sided with Biden, it is not likely that it would follow any congressional criminal referral against Garland and charge him with contempt.

The Epoch Times noted that House Republicans are not the only ones asking for the audio of Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Hur:

Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests for the recordings filed by media outlets and government watchdog groups have also gone unanswered, prompting a lawsuit.

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  1. frank stetson

    You have the transcripts, all you want is election fodder from the SOUND of the audio. Shameless waste of our time and money for your own personal, political gains.

    Good luck on the impeachments, all of them you have queued up; unless they fall post the election that you also need to take the House and the Senate, otherwise they are all still born and yet another waste of our time and money for your own political gains.

    If you had the balls to stand up and get er done in Congress, you wouldn’t have to fulfill your oath of office and campaign promises via FOX, Newsmax, The Epoch Times and the rest of the DSN.

    Where’s the Hunter trial, the Biden impeachment, end of weaponization, downfall of Biden crime family, Manhattan DA investigation, russia investigation, covid investigation, Fauci investigation. And now opening a Formula 1 investigation when I thought these guys were more NASCAR…. These guys are good at starting things….. Have they proved anything about anyone? They certainly have not moved past Trial-by-Fox into a real courtroom where real law is practiced.

    I would say its all just locker room talk, but with Jordan……….nope, not going there.

    • Paul M Filing

      Frank, I would guess you are a die hard Commie-crate that believes in the tooth fairy. Just saying the obvious.

    • Archie

      Your mamma’s so fat she has more chins than a Chinese phone book

      • frank stetson

        Aracistchie: Keep those racist thoughts going Archie. What race or ethnicity will you make fun of next?

        • Archie

          I’ll have to think on that one. We used to tell polish jokes. Like a polish man was teaching his son how to put on his underwear. After six hours the dad wrote directions. It said “ remember the brown goes in the back and the yellow goes in front “. If Putin invades Poland the soldiers could walk in backwards and the pollocks would think they were leaving.

          • frank stetson

            Archie, as a young boy my grandmother told me: “there’s nothing worse than a stupid Polack.” I was shocked. Nana was Slovakian and the most egalitarian person I knew. She collected friends that others would shun as being weird, eccentric, or downright strange. She ran the family store in a part of town turned bad where she would not leave and often bartered services for those who could not pay. All of us kids, and there were a lot at Nana’s house, good Catholics they were, all the kids would scatter whenever “Crazy Leroy” came to sit on that front porch to tell stories. She came from Slovakia when she was five. Turned out what she meant was growing up, she was called that a number of times, being insulted for heritage really hurt, especially since she was not even Polish and they hated us still as being different mislabeling her as Polish. Thanks for the memories — asshole fucking racist. And with that in mind:

            How do you tell the richest guy in Archie’s neighborhood of deplorables —- most refrigerators on the front porch.

            Archie’s family is close: he calls his sister, Mom. He calls his Dad one of those guys. No really, he’s got to be one of those guys. Hard to say which one though. So many.

            When Archie’s grandad passed, he left his entire estate to his beloved wife but she couldn’t touch it for a year when she’s 14.

            I don’t want to say deplorable Archie is racist, but if his side won the Civil War, we would have Monday Night NASCAR, not football.

            Archie is one of the few circumcised deplorables in his family. Someone kicked his sister in the chin.

            Archie has brilliant inventors in his family. If the toothbrush had been invented anywhere else, it would have been called a teeth brush.

            What do you call a brilliant child in Archie’s family: kidnapped.

            Birds fly upside down over Archie’s house. Nothing even worth shitting on there.

            Archie’s school had to schedule Driver’s Ed and Sex Ed on different days: the mule was double-booked.

            The most confusing holiday at Archie’s house: Father’s Day.

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