(READ) Watchdog seeks audio recordings of Biden interview with Special Counsel Hur

The watchdog group Judicial Watch is asking a federal court to order the release of audio recordings of President Biden’s interviews with Special Counsel Robert Hur.

Judicial Watch filed the first FOIA lawsuit in the matter and is the lead plaintiff asking for the Biden audio recordings of his interviews in Special Counsel Hur’s criminal investigation of what the watchdog group calls the theft and disclosure of classified records.

The Biden Justice Department, in seeking to keep the audio recordings secret, asked the court to ignore precedent and rewrite FOIA law.

According to Judicial Watch, Biden’s Justice Department is demanding that a law enforcement/executive privilege exemption be rewritten to help Joe Biden. Judicial Watch says the Justice Department is attempting to change FOIA laws to protect Biden’s voice privacy, and would potentially end FOIA. The Justice Department is arguing that possible AI alteration of the Hur recordings is reason to keep the recordings and any government records secret from the public. 

Judicial Watch is arguing that the recordings should be released “because an open question remains about whether Special Counsel Hur’s conclusion that President Biden should not be prosecuted for his mishandling of classified records [and] is supported by the evidence.”

Further, the audio would educate the public about “whether Special Counsel Hur appropriately pursued justice by recommending to the attorney general that criminal charges should not be brought against President Biden concerning his mishandling of classified materials.”  This question “is of even more import these days because another special counsel (with approval by Attorney General Garland) is currently prosecuting President Trump for allegedly engaging in similar actions.”

In addition to President Trump being both President Biden’s political opponent and the current Republican nominee in the upcoming Presidential election, Trump is also the only former president or vice president to be prosecuted for such actions.

Judicial Watch also criticizes the Justice Department’s reliance on a case that allowed the withholding of the audio of the dying cries of the Challenger astronauts– as simply “repugnant.”

We hope the court rejects the Biden Justice Department’s political request to rewrite FOIA law to hide the Biden tapes. The Biden administration wants to destroy FOIA in order to protect Joe Biden.

Tom Fitton, Judicial Watch President

On February 5, 2024, Special Counsel Robert Hur issued the “Report of the Special Counsel on the Investigation Into Unauthorized Removal, Retention, and Disclosure of Classified Documents Discovered at Locations Including the Penn Biden Center and the Delaware Private Residence of President Joseph R. Biden, Jr.”

In the report, Hur called Biden a “well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory” and declined to charge Biden with a “serious felony:”

We have also considered that, at trial, Mr. Biden would likely present himself to a jury, as he did during our interview of him, as a sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory. Based on our direct interactions with and observations of him, he is someone for whom many jurors will want to identify reasonable doubt. It would be difficult to convince a jury that they should convict him-by then a former president well into his eighties-of a serious felony that requires a mental state of willfulness.

Robert Hur, Special Counsel

Prior to the finalization of the report, the White House issued a letter to the Special Counsel’s office attacking the report’s “treatment of President Biden’s memory,” and added “there is ample evidence from your interview that the President did well in answering your questions …”

The White House admitted to the court that the transcript of Biden’s testimony to Special Counsel Hur is not accurate and is missing “filler words (such as ‘um’ or ‘uh’)” and words that “may have been repeated when spoken (such as ‘I, I’ or ‘and, and’)” which were sometimes “only listed a single time in the transcripts.”  

The Heritage Foundation and a CNN-led media coalition seeking the audio recordings have recently been merged with Judicial Watch’s lawsuit.

Read more here: Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice 

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3 thoughts on “(READ) Watchdog seeks audio recordings of Biden interview with Special Counsel Hur”

  1. Special Counsel Hur says Fake President Joetard is unfit for trial. Meanwhile, Fake President Joetard claims he’s more-than-fit to run for another 4-year term as Fake President.

    This seems like an issue of FACT that should be established one way or another AT TRIAL.

    It’s usually the DEFENDANT’s job to claim mental incompetence as the basis for avoiding a finding of GUILT. That’s NOT the prosecution’s function. The DOJ is turning the justice system on its head. With THIS “justice system,” Charles Manson would have never been tried, much less found guilty and sent to prison.

  2. I am wondering (especially as we celebrated another 4th of July) how many Americans would be willing to rip the band-aid off the festering wound known as the Deep State. I am referring to the constituency of intel organizers, media programmers, anti-constitutional oligarchs, and foreign influences that continue to undermine and desecrate the values we hold as “self-evident” and sacred. ‘God and country’ was once a point of reference regarding the sanctity of human life, and the provenance of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. To continue with the current charade (US Corp,Inc vs A Constitutional Republic) with the char-actor referred to as POTUS is surely a recipe for disaster and anathema to authentic American values. God bless America and it’s languishing traditional values.

  3. Christopher Haid

    What possible excuse would there be for a Senator to retain classified documents, knowing that they have no legal right to possess them outside of a SCIF. Security failure or willful disregard for the law? He might be old now, but he wasn’t when he took the documents and then held and transported them for years. Seems like there’s always an excuse for lack of accountability.

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