Biggs Destroys Garland’s Excuses, Demands Release of Hur Audio

We reported earlier that the House Judiciary Committee grilled Attorney General Merrick G. Garland on Tuesday.

Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-FL, scolded him for his refusal to immediately turn over any communications with anyone involved in the lawfare proceedings against former President Donald Trump. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) also questioned him about the strange career path Matthew Colangelo took, who had been an Assistant Attorney General for Garland before deciding to step down and work as Manhattan DA. Gaetz asked Garland about this question, and the efforts to “get Trump.”

Andy Biggs, R-AZ, also delved into the Hur Report to find out why the audio was not being released — the very issue that led them to consider bringing contempt charges against Garland.

He began with something uncontested in the report, Special Counsel Robert Hur’s finding that Biden had retained and released classified information.

How bad is Garland really? When asked, he refused to acknowledge the truth of it.

Biggs ripped him to shreds, claiming that they talked over him because Garland was “unresponsive”, even when asked for simple facts. How can anyone believe someone who reacts in this manner?

Biggs then went on to the Hur report, where it was stated that Biden is a “well meaning elderly man with poor memory.” Biggs then asked Garland whether he disagreed that Hur had made a “prosecutorial choice not to prosecute”. Garland again tried to deflect the issue. Garland said that this was only one of many reasons why Hur took the decision. Garland was unable to answer Biggs’ question when he was asked for another reason. Although he said “one” of them was that Biden had been “completely cooperating.” Even if you are caught, you can still be guilty of the crime.

Biggs then moved on to the audio. He noted that Garland was fighting the release of this audio. Garland claimed it could be used in deep fakes, and the Biden team had claimed Executive Privilege. Garland refused comment on whether he had been consulted about the deep-fake excuse.

Biggs focused on the issue, stating that the DOJ admitted to modifying the transcript by adding “filler words.” Biggs stated that we do not know what was removed and how it may have affected the case.

Biggs suggested that he may not want to take a position on Hur’s Report, since Hur had determined Biden was unable to remember certain things and had a bad memory. Biggs said that the transcript was accurate in terms of substance, but that the audio could tell us much more. He said that if there was editing done, this is the reason, citing a Supreme Court decision. Biggs said, “Your own office has admitted to it.”

Bam — exact. We need to know if it is different. According to the DOJ official, it also contains redactions and “indiscernible” parts. What are the “indiscernible” parts? Someone who knows Biden’s language (like myself) may know what is said. In any case, we should be able to find out what was said. They have already released the transcript so there is no reason to keep it. If it’s the same as what they claim, I don’t see why they would not release it.