House GOP to press Gar­land on ‘abus­es’ before Judi­cia­ry Com­mit­tee

House GOP to press Garland on ‘abuses’ before Judiciary Committee

Attor­ney Gen­er­al Mer­rick Gar­land is set to tes­ti­fy before Con­gress as a grow­ing num­ber of Repub­li­cans have vowed to hit back against the Biden admin­is­tra­tion after for­mer Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump’s crim­i­nal con­vic­tion in a hush mon­ey case.
Gar­land will appear before the House Judi­cia­ry Com­mit­tee on Tues­day as the top Jus­tice Depart­ment offi­cial faces back­lash for his refusal to pro­vide access to audio record­ings of Pres­i­dent Joe Biden’s inter­view with for­mer spe­cial coun­sel Robert Hur. The com­mit­tee sub­poe­naed Gar­land for those tapes in Feb­ru­ary as part of an inves­ti­ga­tion into Biden’s han­dling of clas­si­fied doc­u­ments. 
“The Depart­ment of Jus­tice, under Attor­ney Gen­er­al Mer­rick Gar­land, is advanc­ing a two-tiered sys­tem of jus­tice and has been direct­ly involved in the law­fare against its polit­i­cal oppo­nents like Pres­i­dent Trump,” Jor­dan told the Wash­ing­ton Exam­in­er in a state­ment. “Com­mit­tee mem­bers will press Attor­ney Gen­er­al Gar­land on these abus­es and his role in play­ing defense coun­sel for the Pres­i­dent by with­hold­ing key evi­dence from Con­gress.”
Garland’s tes­ti­mo­ny also comes as law­mak­ers con­sid­er hold­ing him in con­tempt for evad­ing the sub­poe­na, a move that would force an uncom­fort­able vote for many vul­ner­a­ble Repub­li­cans run­ning for reelec­tion in Biden-won di …