House panel advances Garland contempt after White House blocks access to Biden special counsel tape

The House Judiciary Committee voted to transfer ahead with an effort to maintain Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress hours after the White House blocked access to an audio recording of President Joe Biden’s interview with the special counsel who oversaw an investigation into his dealing with of categorised paperwork.

The House panel voted Thursday afternoon to advance the contempt maneuver. The same vote is scheduled for later Thursday with the House oversight committee.

Republican House Speaker Mike Johnson on Thursday accused Biden of suppressing the tape as a result of he’s afraid to have voters hear it throughout an election 12 months.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in a suit and tie at the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol, Washington, U.S., May 15, 2024
The House Judiciary Committee moved ahead with a plan to maintain Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress. REUTERS

A transcript of the interview exhibits Biden struggling to recall some dates and sometimes complicated some particulars however having deep recall in different areas.

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