The House GOP is asking for a special counsel to conduct interviews with Biden.

On February 12, 2024, House Republicans requested access to recordings and transcripts of special counsel Robert Hur’s interviews with President Biden. This request comes after a report released by Hur last week criticized Biden’s handling of classified documents, although it did not charge him with a crime. The Republicans, led by Kentucky Rep. James Comer, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, and Missouri Rep. Jason Smith, are specifically interested in transcripts, audio and video recordings, and any other records related to Hur’s interviews with Biden on October 8 and 9, as well as his interview with Mark Zwonitzer, the ghostwriter of Biden’s memoir. The committees believe that these materials are relevant to their ongoing impeachment investigation into Biden, as they have been trying to prove that he was involved in corrupt foreign business dealings in China and Ukraine. They have not yet found any evidence of wrongdoing by the president. The committees have requested that the materials be provided to them by February 19, and are prepared to compel their production if necessary. Biden’s personal attorney, Bob Bauer, acknowledged in an interview with “Face the Nation” that there are transcripts of the interviews with Hur, and that discussions are underway about whether or when they will be released due to their classified nature. CBS News politics reporter Caitlin Yilek, who previously worked for the Washington Examiner and The Hill, is based in Washington, D.C. and is a member of the 2022 Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellowship with the National Press Foundation.  

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