On Wednesday, House Republicans voted to hold Attorney General Merrick Garland in contempt for refusing to provide audio recordings of President Joe Biden’s interviews with former special counsel Robert Hur, according to a report by CNN:

“Robert Hur investigated Biden’s handling of classified material and declined to bring charges.

“The vote marks a major escalation in a monthslong dispute over the recordings between House Republicans and the executive branch that came after Biden asserted executive privilege over the files. The vote was 216 to 207 with one Republican – Rep. Dave Joyce of Ohio – voting against it.

“Garland said in a statement after the vote that it is ‘deeply disappointing that this House of Representatives has turned a serious congressional authority into a partisan weapon.’

“’Today’s vote disregards the constitutional separation of powers, the Justice Department’s need to protect its investigations, and the substantial amount of information we have provided to the Committees,’ Garland said.

“Now that the contempt resolution against Garland has succeeded, House Speaker Mike Johnson will certify the report to the United States attorney for the District of Columbia. Under law, this certification then requires the US attorney to ‘bring the matter before the grand jury for its action,’ but the Justice Department will also make its own determinations for prosecuting.”

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