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House Republicans Demand DOJ Release Biden-Hur Special Counsel Tapes

by Richard A Reagan

House Republicans, led by the chairmen of three major committees, have issued a stern request to Attorney General Merrick Garland for the release of tapes from President Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur. [Source]

The collective voice of Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan (R-OH), Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY), and Ways and Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) resounded a stern warning of a potential subpoena if their demands are not met by February 19, 2024. 

“We are giving the Justice Department until February 19 at 5p to produce the transcript of President Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Robert Hur and other documents included in the report that relate to our impeachment inquiry. Americans deserve transparency about President Biden’s mental state and his mishandling of classified documents,” the GOP Oversight account posted on X.

This move intensifies the impeachment inquiry into alleged corruption. Focusing on Biden’s potential involvement in his family’s foreign business dealings, specifically in China and Ukraine. 

The GOP’s request is underpinned by suspicions of President Biden’s involvement in his family’s international business deals, specifically in China and Ukraine.

Special counsel Hur’s report raised concerns over Biden’s cognitive faculties. Hur’s findings suggested signs of decline, labeling him a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.”

The Republicans’ letter to Garland highlighted, “As detailed in Mr. Hur’s report, classified materials found at both President Biden’s residence in Wilmington, Delaware, and the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement include documents related to China and Ukraine.”

Adding to the controversy, the inquiry seeks clarity on whether the White House or President Biden’s personal attorneys imposed any constraints during the interview that might have limited investigations into the President’s direct links to foreign payments deemed troublesome.

The GOP’s comprehensive request includes “all documents and communications, including audio and video recordings, related to the Special Counsel’s interview of President Biden.” 

As well as documents identified in Mr. Hur’s report which are believed to contain evidence of Biden’s December 11, 2015, call with then-Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk, and communications hinting at a possible Justice Department cover-up to protect the Biden family.

The House Oversight Committee, echoing the urgency for transparency, emphasized the need for the DOJ to provide the interview transcripts to shed light on President Biden’s mental state and his handling of classified documents.

“Americans deserve transparency about President Biden’s mental state and his mishandling of classified documents,” declared the GOP Oversight account, reinforcing the timeline for compliance by the DOJ.

Amid these developments, revelations from a related investigation into the Biden family’s interactions with foreign nationals further complicate the narrative. [Source]

Testimonies from former business associates of Hunter Biden, including Rob Walker, have surfaced, detailing meetings with influential foreign figures, such as the chairman of the Chinese energy firm CEFC, which had business dealings with Hunter Biden.

These interactions, some occurring after Joe Biden’s vice presidency, raise questions about the extent of the Biden family’s foreign business involvements and the potential implications for national security and ethical governance.

The outcome of this inquiry not only bears significant political weight but also tests the bounds of accountability and transparency within the highest echelons of American governance.

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