Congress, NGO pressure DOJ to release Hur audio files

by ian

The DOJ is coming under increased pressure to release the audio files of special counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with President Joe Biden over his handling of classified documents.

These would be the interviews that led Hur to describe Biden as a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory.” The DOJ has so far refused to hand the files over to Congress, saying the president has a right to privacy. Critics are calling it a brazen cover-up.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton says, “The public’s right to know outweighs Joe Biden’s privacy in this widely public case.” The DOJ has also refused a Freedom of Information request from Judicial Watch as well as requests from the Heritage Foundation and CNN – in what could lead to a legal showdown this summer.

This comes as the House Judiciary and Oversight committees are considering contempt charges. The department doubled down on its refusal last week, saying they have an “inability to identify” Congress’ need for these files.