BREAKING: House GOP Moves To Hold Attorney General Merrick Garland In Contempt

On Monday, The House Oversight Committee and House Judiciary Committee revealed that members will be considering a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for not handing over the audio recording of special counsel Robert Hur's interview with President Joe Biden.

"The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees issued lawful subpoenas to Attorney General Garland for the audio recordings of President Biden's interview with Special Counsel Hur, yet he continues to defy our subpoenas," Comer said in a statement. "These audio recordings are important to our investigation of President Biden's willful retention of classified documents and his fitness to be President of the United States. There must be consequences for refusing to comply with lawful congressional subpoenas, and we will move to hold Attorney General Garland in contempt of Congress." 

Last month, the Department of Justice said that it would not turn over the audio recording of the interview between Hur's team and the president, instead telling the committee that the transcript is sufficient, according to Fox News. Hur released his report on Biden's mishandling of classified documents earlier this year, ultimately recommending that charges not be brought against the 81-year-old Democrat.

As previously reported by the DC Enquirer, Hur's report pointed out the extent of Biden's cognitive decline, noting that Biden forgot when he was vice president in the Obama administration and when his son Beau died.

"In an interview with our office, Mr. Biden's memory was worse. He did not remember when he was vice president, forgetting on the first day of the interview when his term ended ('If it was 2013 - when did I stop being Vice President?'), and forgetting on the second day of the interview when his term began ('in 2009, am I still Vice President?')," the report reads. "He did not remember, even within several years, when his son Beau died. And his memory appeared hazy when describing the Afghanistan debate that was once so important to him."

"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," the report added.

 This is a developing story and will be updated accordingly.

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