House panel holds Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress over Hur tapes

The House Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over audio recordings of special counsel Robert K. Hur’s interviews with President Biden over his mishandling of classified documents. The Republican-led panel voted 18-15 hours after the president sought to shield the attorney general. Mr. […]

Biden blocks release of special counsel interview; asserts executive privilege

President Biden moved Thursday to block the release of audio recordings of his interview with special counsel Robert Hur by exerting executive privilege over the materials, saying House Republicans’ request for it is politically motivated.  The move comes as House Republicans plan a vote Thursday to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress […]

White House blocks release of Biden’s special counsel interview audio, says GOP is being political

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Biden has asserted executive privilege over audio of his interview with special counsel Robert Hur that’s at the center of a Republican effort to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress, the Justice Department told lawmakers on Thursday. It comes as the the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and […]