House Republicans fired back at the White House on Thursday after the attorney’s office rejected a request for Republican oversight.
On Thursday morning, White House Special Counsel Richard Sauber sent a letter to House Judiciary Committee Rep. Jim Jordan (Ohio Republican) and House Oversight Committee Rep. James Comer (Kentucky Republican), urging the administration to said it had no plans to respond. In a letter requesting information for a potential House investigation, I told lawmakers that they should resubmit those requests once I take over the committee in the next Congress.
The lawmakers are expected to head the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees, respectively, when Republicans win a majority in the 118th Congress next month.
Republicans say the move is an effort to “obstruct congressional oversight.”
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“At 4:33 a.m. before dawn, the White House gave us the answers we have been asking the American people about critical issues such as the border and the fentanyl crisis, the energy crisis, the failed withdrawal from Afghanistan and the COVID outbreak. and a Biden clan influence march,” Comer said in a statement to Fox News Digital.
“President Biden has promised to have the most transparent administration in history, but the Biden White House is at every turn trying to obstruct Congressional oversight and hide information from the American public.
In November, Jordan sent a letter to White House Chief of Staff Ron Klein ahead of the new Republican-majority Congress, calling it “a federal campaign by the Biden administration targeting concerned parents on school boards.” It requested documents and related information about the misuse of crime and counter-terrorism resources.” Jordan threatened to use the power of subpoenas he will receive next year to obtain information.
“Please note that if our request remains outstanding at the commencement of the 118th Congress, the Commission may be forced to resort to a compulsory process to obtain the necessary materials. please.
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Ian Sams, a spokesman for the White House attorney’s office, told Fox News that the office intends to work “in good faith” with Republicans.
“As we have done for the past two years, we will work in good faith to keep Congress properly informed, but Americans expect Washington’s leaders to work together on top priorities such as cutting costs. “The president is focused and wants House Republicans to join him.”
“Unfortunately, political stunts like the threat of subpoenas from minorities make House Republicans think more about how they book ‘Hannity’ than they are about preparing to work together to help the American people. This suggests that you may be spending a lot of time on
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The House Judiciary Committee tweeted on Thursday that the White House’s advance notice of the letter to news outlet Politico showed the White House was “playing a game.”
“Does it sound like ‘good faith’ to @JoeBiden to drop the story and send the letter at 4:34am,” the tweet said.
“No. This shows how terrified we are of key congressional oversight, especially the administration’s oversight of protesting parents at local school board meetings.”
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“The White House and the media are already playing the game. That’s why it’s so important to start on January 3. Get ready,” the committee added.