House Oversight considering move to hold Merrick Garland in contempt: ‘Must be consequences’

House Oversight considering move to hold Merrick Garland in contempt: ‘Must be consequences’


The House Oversight Committee is considering moving to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt of Congress.

Garland refused to provide audio files of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interview with President Joe Biden despite a subpoena from the committee. In response, House Oversight Chairman James Comer (R-KY) is moving to hold him in contempt of Congress.

Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies budget hearing on Monday, April 15, 2024, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Kevin Wolf)

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“The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees issued lawful subpoenas to Attorney General Garland for the audio recordings of President Biden’s interview with Special Counsel Hur, yet he continues to defy our subpoenas,” Comer wrote.

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