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Biden asserts executive privilege over Robert Hur interview tapes

Posted on AllSides May 16th, 2024
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President Joe Biden has undercut House Republican endeavors to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress by asserting executive privilege over tapes related to special counsel Robert Hur‘s investigation into his handling of classified documents.

The White House advised House Oversight and Judiciary Committee Chairmen James Comer (R-KY) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) of Biden’s decision regarding the tapes of his interview with Hur and his memoir ghostwriter Mark Zwonitzer, which have been subpoenaed by Comer and Jordan’s panels, through a letter from White House Counsel Edward Siskel, obtained by the Washington Examiner.

“Because of the President’s longstanding commitment to protecting...

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