House Judiciary Committee To Vote On Contempt Charges Against Biden Ghostwriter

The House Judiciary Committee is preparing to vote on holding Mark Zwonitzer, a ghostwriter for President Joe Biden, in contempt of Congress. Zwonitzer is accused of failing to comply with a subpoena requesting documents related to Biden’s memoirs, “Promise Me, Dad” and “Promises to Keep.”

The Republican-led committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), claims that Zwonitzer has not provided crucial records and communications. These materials are essential for investigating allegations of mishandling and unlawful disclosure of classified materials by President Biden. The resolution states that Zwonitzer is withholding documents necessary for the committee’s oversight of Special Counsel Hur’s investigation and the Justice Department’s commitment to impartial justice.

Initially, Zwonitzer, through his attorney, indicated willingness to comply with the document request but later insisted on a subpoena. After the subpoena was issued in March, Zwonitzer filed a legal challenge against it. The committee argues that his non-compliance has obstructed their ability to thoroughly review the President’s handling of classified information.

“Zwonitzer continues to withhold all documents and materials in his possession that are responsive to the subpoena from the Committee,” the resolution states. “The materials requested from Zwonitzer are crucial for the Committee’s understanding of the manner and extent of President Biden’s mishandling and unlawful disclosure of classified materials, as well as Zwonitzer’s use, storage, and deletion of classified materials on his computer.”

The committee stresses that Zwonitzer’s refusal to fully comply has hindered their ability to conduct adequate oversight of Special Counsel Hur’s investigative findings and the Justice Department’s dedication to impartial justice.