What? Joe Biden Invokes Executive Privilege in Criminal Investigation of Himself

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Both the House Judiciary Committee and the Oversight Committee have subpoenaed the audio recordings of special counsel Robert Hur’s rambling interview with Joe Biden. The Department of Justice under Attorney General Merrick Garland has stonewalled on releasing the tapes, and the March 7 deadline for releasing them has long since passed. In a gamble that attempted (and failed) to shield Garland from Contempt of Congress charges, Biden has bizarrely declared executive privilege over the audio tapes—even though the investigation long precedes Biden’s current stint in the White House.

The thing that the media continues to ignore about this case is that the criminal investigation of Joe Biden’s stolen document hoarding dates back to the 1990s. Biden started stealing classified documents back when he was a US Senator for Delaware. He continued this practice when he was Barack Obama’s vice president.

While it is not illegal for a sitting president to have classified documents in his possession, it is illegal for a Senator or a vice president to have them. That’s why the entire classified documents case against President Donald Trump is so upside down.

Joe Biden stole thousands of pages of classified documents which he had stashed in at least eight different hidey-holes around the country, including in his office at the Penn-Biden Center and in the garage next to his Corvette. There’s no question that this was a crime and that the crime took place before Biden became the unelected head of the Executive branch in January 2021.

That’s why it’s so weird that Biden is declaring executive privilege over the hoard of national security documents that he stole to solicit bribes from foreign countries.

Here’s an example of why it’s so strange. Back when he was a US Senator, Joe Biden allegedly raped one of his staffers in a dark corridor. Her name was Tara Reade. If there were documents related to the alleged sex crime, Biden would not be able to exert executive privilege on those to prevent Congress from seeing them. The alleged crime happened long before Biden was the “executive.”

The same principle applies to the hoarding of stolen classified documents. Biden has essentially declared executive privilege over evidence—audio files, in this case—which are related to a criminal probe that predates him being the head of the Executive branch.

The White House doesn’t want Congress or the American people to hear the Hur interview for two reasons. The first is because it will clearly establish that Joe Biden broke the law by stealing classified documents. The second is because the interview, which supposedly took several hours to conduct, will show that Joe Biden is basically a walking vegetable.

The cocktail of barbiturates and amphetamines that they inject into Biden to make him lucid only lasts for about an hour. The longer that interview went on, the more Biden continued to fall apart and sound like a blithering idiot spouting gibberish.

On Thursday, both the House Judiciary and Oversight committees voted to hold Merrick Garland in Contempt of Congress. It will likely go to a full vote of the House this week. Interestingly, Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-FL) has introduced a resolution to have Garland arrested by the House Sergeant at Arms if the DOJ refuses to prosecute Garland for contempt.

We’ll see if that works to compel Garland to finally release the audio files. The White House doesn’t want these tapes made public because they will show what a sham “presidency” this has been for the past three years. Their release would likely make people start asking some uncomfortable questions—like who’s really running the country?