It is easy to see why Biden and his administration would not want oversight by Republicans in the House of Representatives, but it is hard to imagine that the White House is already trying to put together a concerted attempt to stonewall the new House majority investigations into the Biden family business and the White House administration.
Politico recently released a report about what seems to be a coordinated leak from the White House to get in front of a story.
The legal team around Biden notified GOP Reps. Jim Jordan (OH) and James Comer (KY) and said that their requests for information from the Biden administration would not be heeded because they were “constitutionally illegitimate.”
Richard Sauber, the White House lawyer, told Jordan and Comer that “Congress has not delegated such authority to individual members of Congress who are not committee chairmen, and the House has not done so under its current Rules.”
So already the GOP leading oversight efforts will have to restart their investigation even though Jordan is fully expected to be the next chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, and Comer is most likely going to be the chairman of the House Oversight Committee in the new Congress.
Biden’s White House is using a technicality to shield the president and his administration from present scrutiny. They will slow the process down for the GOP investigation by simply not responding to inquiries.
Politico reported that this move from Biden’s legal team “represents the first volley in what is likely to be a contentious and potentially litigious two years between House Republicans and the Biden White House.”
They will continue this kind of action attempting to shield the White House from a storm of subpoenas that could come in early January by saying that it is an abuse of the normal process of congressional oversight.
Comer already responded by reminding the American people that Biden promised to have the most “transparent administration in history,” but he is trying to obstruct congressional oversight at every turn.