The DOJ is refusing to share info with Congress on Biden’s classified document investigation, even in a classified setting.
Now they claim that the reason for this is that they don’t want to jeopardize the special counsel investigation.
Here’s more via Fox News:
The Justice Department told House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan on Monday that it could not disclose information related to the special counsel investigation into President Biden’s improper retention of classified documents because doing so could jeopardize the probe.
Jordan, R-Ohio, launched his first formal investigation as chair of the House Judiciary Committee into Biden’s “mishandling” of classified records and the DOJ’s investigation.
Jordan announced the panel’s investigation after Attorney General Merrick Garland picked former U.S. attorney Robert Hur as special counsel to investigate the matter—escalating it to a formal investigation from a mere review as more classified records were discovered at the president’s Delaware home.
In a letter to Garland, Jordan and Rep. Mike Johnson, R-La., demanded answers on the appointment of a special counsel, and questioned the alleged concealment of information by the DOJ. Jordan is demanding all documents and communications regarding the appointment of Hur and between the DOJ and the FBI related to the classified materials.
On Monday, Assistant Attorney General Carlos Uriarte confirmed the DOJ’s receipt of Jordan and Johnson’s Jan. 13 letter, but explained reasoning for the agency’s noncompliance. Uriarte noted that Jordan requested “non-public information that is central to the ongoing Special Counsel investigation.”
“The Department’s longstanding policy is to maintain the confidentiality of such information regarding open matters,” Uriarte wrote Monday. “This policy protects the American people’s interest in the evenhanded, dispassionate, and effective administration of justice.”
Uriarte added that “disclosing non-public information about ongoing investigations could violate statutory requirements or court orders, reveal road maps of our investigations, and interfere with the Department’s ability to gather facts, interview witnesses, and bring criminal prosecutions where warranted.”
Pardon me if I don’t believe th word of Garland’s minions. I think they are rolling out all the stops to protect Biden from Republicans. That’s what all this is about.
I’m still waiting on the staged photo of the classified documents like they did with Trump.