The White House’s lead lawyer declined congressional Republicans’ appeals to speak with President Joe Biden’s team members, relatives, and a previous high-ranking White House employee. These requests were made as part of the Republicans’ investigation into Mr. Biden’s management of sensitive materials and their examination of the Biden family’s business dealings.
On Friday, White House lawyer Richard Sauber sent a response to Reps. James Comer and Jim Jordan, the chairmen of the House Oversight and Judiciary Committees.
This week, Comer asked for transcripts of interviews and issued a subpoena for former White House counsel Dana Remus as part of an investigation into documents. He had also previously issued subpoenas for President Biden’s son, Hunter, and the president’s brother, James, regarding their financial records.
Seeking interviews regarding the subject of the documents.
Sauber advised Comer and Jordan to reassess their current plan and retract the subpoenas and interview requests. If they have valid inquiries for information from the White House as part of a proper oversight investigation, they should reach out to the undersigned individual for the appropriate constitutional procedures to be followed.
The investigation by Congress into Mr. Biden’s handling of confidential documents is happening at the same time as special counsel Robert Hur’s inquiry into the same issue.
The investigation led by Attorney General Merrick Garland, which began earlier this year, is looking into the possible mishandling of classified documents. This comes after CBS News was the first to reveal that confidential government records from President Biden’s tenure as vice president may have been mishandled.
At his think tank located in Washington D.C. and his residence in Delaware.
Several individuals who are knowledgeable about the special counsel investigation suggest that the examination and a report by Hur to the attorney general may be completed by the end of this year, though the exact timing is still uncertain.
Hur and his team conducted interviews with numerous people connected to the president, according to some sources. They are not expected to file charges against Mr. Biden or anyone involved in the handling of the documents.
Last month, investigators
In the span of 48 hours, as confirmed by a representative from the White House, Hur himself participated in an optional interview, as reported by several sources familiar with the investigation to CBS News. The Wall Street Journal was the first to report on the current progress of Hur’s inquiry, and Hur’s team chose not to provide a statement.
Sources familiar with the investigation say that Mr. Biden may face consequences for not handling a small number of classified records properly, as described by officials. These sources also suggest that the special counsel is expected to release a written report. Meanwhile, former President Trump is facing multiple criminal charges in a separate special counsel investigation involving hundreds of sensitive documents.
Over 300 classified documents were discovered at his Mar-a-Lago property and prosecutors claim he hindered efforts to recover them and impeded the investigation. He has entered a not guilty plea for all charges pertaining to these documents.