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After DOJ Declines to Prosecute Garland, House Vows to Take Biden Audio Issue to Court

By Susie Moore 


If the mountain won’t come to Mohammed…

On Friday, the Department of Justice advised House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) that it would not pursue prosecution of its own head honcho, Attorney General Merrick Garland, despite the House holding him in contempt for ignoring its subpoena and refusing to turn over the audio of Special Counsel Robert Hur’s interview with President Joe Biden.

In a sharply worded letter, the Department of Justice informed Speaker Mike Johnson that it would not prosecute Attorney General Merrick Garland for contempt of Congress for refusing to turn over an audio file of President Joe Biden’s deposition in his classified documents case.

“Consistent with this longstanding position and uniform practice, the Department has determined that the responses by Attorney General Garland to the subpoenas issued by the Committees did not constitute a crime, and accordingly the Department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the Attorney General,” the Justice Department said.

In response, Johnson announced the House’s next move: They’ll see them in court.

Speaker Mike Johnson said Friday that the House will go to court to enforce the subpoena against Attorney General Merrick Garland for access to President Joe Biden’s special counsel audio interview, hours after the Justice Department refused to prosecute Republicans’ contempt of Congress charge.

“It is sadly predictable that the Biden Administration’s Justice Department will not prosecute Garland for defying congressional subpoenas even though the department aggressively prosecuted Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro for the same thing,” Johnson said in a statement. “This is yet another example of the two-tiered system of justice brought to us by the Biden Administration…


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