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

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Judiciary Committee voted to move forward with an effort to hold 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 a special counsel who oversaw an investigation into his handling of classified documents.

"The department has a legal obligation to turn over the requested materials pursuant to the subpoena," Rep. Jim Jordan, the GOP chairman of the Judiciary Committee, said during the hearing. "Attorney General Garland's willful refusal to comply with our su...

 

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