House Republicans are seeking to obtain a transcript of an interview that Department of Justice (DOJ) special prosecutor Robert Hur conducted with President Joe Biden in October during his investigation of Biden’s handling of classified documents.
Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Accountability, Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chair of the Judiciary Committee, and Rep. Jason Smith, R-Mo., chair of the Ways and Means Committee, wrote a letter Monday to Attorney General Merrick Garland requesting a transcript of the interview, which took place Oct. 8-9. The lawmakers are leading the impeachment inquiry into allegatons of influence peddling involving the president and members of his family.
“There is concern that President Biden may have retained sensitive documents related to specific countries involving his family’s foreign business dealings,” the lawmakers wrote. “Further, we seek to understand whether the White House or President Biden’s personal attorneys placed any limitations or scoping restrictions during the interview that would have precluded a line of inquiry regarding evidence [emails, text messages, or witness statements] directly linking the President to troublesome foreign payments.
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