FIRST ON FOX: House Republicans starring nan impeachment enquiry against President Biden are demanding nan Justice Department move complete the transcript and immoderate recordings of Biden’s question and reply pinch Special Counsel Robert Hur successful his investigation into Biden's mishandling of classified documents.
Hur, who released his report to nan nationalist past week aft months of investigating, did not urge criminal charges against Biden for mishandling and retaining classified documents and stated that he wouldn't bring charges against Biden moreover if he were not successful nan Oval Office.
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Those records included classified documents astir subject and overseas argumentation successful Afghanistan and different countries, among different records related to nationalist information and overseas policy, which Hur said implicated "sensitive intelligence sources and methods."
Hur did not urge immoderate charges against nan president but did picture him arsenic a "well-meaning aged man pinch a mediocre memory" — a explanation that has raised important concerns for his 2024 reelection campaign.
On Monday, House Oversight Committee Chair James Comer, House Judiciary Committee Chair Jim Jordan and House Ways & Means Committee Chair Jason Smith penned a missive to Attorney General Merrick Garland to petition that he move complete nan transcript and immoderate recordings of Biden's October 2023 question and reply pinch Hur and nan typical counsel team. The 3 committee leaders are starring nan impeachment enquiry against Biden.
Comer had asked Hur if immoderate of nan classified records that Biden held were related to nan countries pinch which his family allegedly conducted business.
Comer told Fox News Digital past week that he wants "unfettered entree to these documents to find if President Biden’s retention of delicate materials were utilized to thief nan Bidens’ power peddling."
The missive sent to Garland and obtained by Fox News Digital connected Monday elaborate nan concerns that "Biden whitethorn person retained delicate documents related to circumstantial countries involving his family’s overseas business dealings."
"Further, we activity to understand whether nan White House aliases President Biden’s individual attorneys placed immoderate limitations aliases scoping restrictions during nan question and reply that would person precluded a statement of enquiry regarding grounds (emails, matter messages, aliases witnesser statements) straight linking nan President to troublesome overseas payments," they wrote.
"Additionally, nan Committee connected nan Judiciary requires these documents for its ongoing oversight of nan Department’s committedness to impartial justness and its handling of nan investigation and prosecution of President Biden’s presumptive opponent, Donald J. Trump, successful nan November 2024 statesmanlike election," they continued.
"Despite clear grounds nan President willfully retained and transmitted classified materials willfully, Mr. Hur recommended 'that nary criminal charges are warranted successful this matter,'" they wrote. "Although Mr. Hur reasoned that President Biden’s position ‘as a sympathetic, well-meaning, aged man pinch a mediocre memory’ who ‘did not retrieve erstwhile he was vice president’ aliases ‘when his boy Beau died’ posed challenges to proving nan President’s guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, nan study concluded that nan Department’s principles of prosecution weighed against prosecution because nan Department has not prosecuted ‘a erstwhile president aliases vice president for mishandling classified documents from his ain administration.’"
They added, "The 1 ‘exception’ to nan Department’s principles of prosecution, arsenic Mr. Hur noted, ‘is erstwhile President Trump.’ This speaks volumes astir nan Department’s committedness to evenhanded justice."
Comer, Jordan and Smith demanded nan materials by Feb. 19.
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