The Justice Department has declined to assist with the congressional inquiry into U.S. President Joe Biden, which he is facing because of his illegal custody of classified documents.
On January 13, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, Jim Jordan, sent a memo to the Justice Department requesting the classified documents connected with the scandal.
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On January 12, Attorney General, Merrick Garland, assigned the previous U.S. attorney, Rober Hur as a special counsel to inquire Biden about his documents scandal.
However, on January 13, Jordan declared his investigation and requested the custody of all the communications and documents that were connected to the inquiry.
Jordan stated in his letter:
“It is unclear when the Department first came to learn about the existence of these documents and whether it actively concealed this information from the public on the eve of the 2022 elections.”
He also added:
“It is also unclear what interactions, if any, the Department had with President Biden or his representatives about his mishandling of classified material. The Department’s actions here appear to depart from how it acted in similar circumstances.”
On Monday, Assistant Attorney General Carlos Felipe Uriarte sent a letter to Jordan, telling him the DOJ will not be providing any material demanded congressional oversight.
Last week, Jordan said he was looking forward to “asking for documents via subpoena” and said he was only considering this option.
However, the refusal of collaboration in the investigation by the DOJ made his decision clear.