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BumRushDaShow

(133,541 posts)
Mon May 6, 2024, 04:46 PM May 6

House Republicans plan to move forward with contempt against Attorney General Merrick Garland

Source: NBC News

May 6, 2024, 4:02 PM EDT


WASHINGTON — The House Judiciary Committee plans to prepare a resolution to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over the audio of President Joe Biden’s interview with former special counsel Robert Hur, a source familiar with the committee’s plans confirms to NBC News.

The committee is currently planning to hold a "markup" for the contempt resolution on May 16, after which the panel could vote to refer the issue to the full House for a vote.

Biden sat for a lengthy interview with Hur as part of the then-special counsel’s investigation into the president's handling of classified documents. In his final report, Hur decided against pursuing charges against Biden but described the president as an “elderly man with a poor memory” who would be sympathetic to a jury, infuriating the White House and Biden's allies.

House Republicans have repeatedly pressed the Justice Department for the audio of the interview, but those requests have been denied. DOJ provided the committees conducting the impeachment inquiry into Biden a full transcript of his interview and said Republicans haven't explained why the audio is necessary, accusing them of seeking investigative material to "serve political purposes that should have no role in the treatment of law enforcement files."

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-republicans-plan-move-forward-contempt-attorney-general-merrick-rcna150937

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House Republicans plan to move forward with contempt against Attorney General Merrick Garland (Original Post) BumRushDaShow May 6 OP
Please stop........................ Lovie777 May 6 #1
I wonder.... getagrip_already May 6 #2
Garland should appoint a special prosecutor for each Republican Representative and Republican Senator to investigate Traurigkeit May 6 #7
Oh, good grief. The performative BS meter just pegged and shattered. 🙄 nt crickets May 6 #3
my redundant bs meters went that way too also. AllaN01Bear May 6 #13
They've got 99 urgent things to do, and impeaching Garland isn't one of them FakeNoose May 6 #4
ah...doing the people's work again I see.... bahboo May 6 #5
Maybe this can provide some motivation for Garland to not be so deferential to Republicans... thesquanderer May 6 #6
Time for Merrick Garland to investigate house republicans Emile May 6 #8
They want the audio to use in campaign ads. LiberalFighter May 6 #9
Funny, I have nothing but contempt *for* House Republicans. cstanleytech May 6 #10
hey some of you republicans , 3 years and counting since you refused to testify. isnt it past your jailtime ? AllaN01Bear May 6 #11
I can only imagine how disheartening it is to learn Beastly Boy May 6 #12
They just don't when to fold a losing hand. Martin68 May 6 #14
Who cares what this utterly worthless House does? sinkingfeeling May 6 #15
He doesn't have time for that shit, he's got a book to finish. Word is it will be three volumes with the Forward by Hotler May 8 #16

getagrip_already

(15,720 posts)
2. I wonder....
Mon May 6, 2024, 04:57 PM
May 6

If he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate whether he should be charged, given the inherent conflict of interest should a referral be handed down?

After all, that is what he did to both bidens.

Traurigkeit

(1,153 posts)
7. Garland should appoint a special prosecutor for each Republican Representative and Republican Senator to investigate
Mon May 6, 2024, 06:13 PM
May 6

their participation in the January 6th, 2021 Innsurrection.

thesquanderer

(12,146 posts)
6. Maybe this can provide some motivation for Garland to not be so deferential to Republicans...
Mon May 6, 2024, 06:08 PM
May 6

..and what a typical boneheaded Republican House move, let's unnecessarily antagonize the guy who's in a position to make things easier or harder for us.

Emile

(25,290 posts)
8. Time for Merrick Garland to investigate house republicans
Mon May 6, 2024, 06:27 PM
May 6

and Gym Jordan for their traitorous roles on January 6th.

Beastly Boy

(10,066 posts)
12. I can only imagine how disheartening it is to learn
Mon May 6, 2024, 09:13 PM
May 6

that the House Republicans are in the business of gratuitously bashing Garland too...

Hotler

(11,639 posts)
16. He doesn't have time for that shit, he's got a book to finish. Word is it will be three volumes with the Forward by
Wed May 8, 2024, 10:10 AM
May 8

Justice Aileen Cannon.

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