DOJ raises ‘deepfake’ concerns in latest block of Hur interview

by ian

The Justice Department is still refusing to hand over audio of President Joe Biden’s interview with special counsel Robert Hur.

The DOJ is now citing concerns of possible tampering by “AI deepfakes” as their reason for refusing to comply with freedom of Information requests from the Heritage Foundation and other groups. In a court filing issued on Friday, the DOJ said:

…disclosure would constitute a significant invasion of privacy. … These privacy harms are amplified by the threat of malicious manipulation of audio files that has recently become much more acute.

President Biden last month invoked executive privilege to keep the recordings from being released to the public.

House Republicans are currently pursuing contempt charges against Attorney General Mercik Garland, who has been refusing a subpoena request since February. Garland has called the request illegitimate. Garland is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee tomorrow.