Comer Draws A Comparison Between Biden and Nixon’s Watergate Scandal

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( – House Oversight and Accountability Committee Chair James Comer (R-Ky.) drew a comparison between the way President Joe Biden and former President Nixon have handled the tapes of the special counsel. 

Last week the president argued that executive privilege protected the audio tapes of his interviews with special counsel Robert Hur in an attempt to block House Republicans from obtaining recordings. The recordings date back to the investigation of Biden’s handling of classified documents. The House Oversight and Judiciary Committees have subpoenaed the General Attorney for access to the recordings.

On Tuesday during an interview, Comer told Newsmax that this situation is comparable to Nixon’s refusal to allow access to conversations relating to the Watergate Hotel break which had been covered up in the 1970s.

Comer also argued that there was no difference between Biden’s attempts to block access to these tapes and what Nixon had done. He added that the tapes should have been easily made available just through a FOIA request.

The White House has maintained that Abiden is committed to ensuring the integrity of the Department of Justice investigation which is why he has not released the tapes. 

Comer has fought back against the statement arguing that Biden was scared of realizing the audio recordings because it would show to the American people that his mental state was in decline and that Hur was accurate in his description of Trump as a “well-meaning, elderly man.” 

The interview in question had taken place in October over two days, and the transcript has already been made available to the House GOP. 

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