DOJ pressured for audio of Hur interview with Biden, plans to fight lawsuit

by | May 1, 2024

The Department of Justice is under increasing pressure from Congress and various organizations to release audio recordings of Joe Biden's interview with the special counsel investigating his handling of classified documents.

Judicial Watch, along with the Heritage Foundation and CNN, have lodged legal complaints in an effort to enforce Freedom of Information Act requests for the recordings.

The Department of Justice provided Congress a redacted transcript of Hur's interview with Biden. The transcript confirmed instances where Biden experienced memory lapses. However, Biden also demonstrated quick-wittedness and recalled information without difficulty on other occasions.

According to court documents filed on Tuesday, the Department of Justice is gearing up to contest the joint lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch, Heritage, and CNN. The DOJ argues that the audio recordings are exempt from public disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act due to privacy provisions and concerns about the potential effect it could have on law enforcement.

 

Read the DOJ/Judicial Watch joint status report filing here.

Source: The Washington Examiner

 

 

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