Jim Jordan Calls For Recordings, Transcripts From Biden’s Ghostwriter

FILE - Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee and a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, talks with reporters at the Capitol in Washington, Friday, Oct. 13, 2023. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) is seeking interview recordings and transcripts from Joe Biden’s ghostwriter, Mark Zwonitzer. In a letter penned Wednesday, Jordan demanded documents and information related to Zwonitzer’s work ghostwriting Biden’s memoirs, “Promise Me Dad” and “Promises To Keep.” This request follows special counsel Robert Hur’s final report on Biden’s handling of classified materials.

Hur’s investigation revealed that Biden shared classified information with Zwonitzer on at least three occasions, reading nearly verbatim from notebook entries written during his vice presidency.

“At least three times, Mr. Biden read classified notes from national security meetings to Zwonitzer nearly verbatim,” Hur stated on page 244 of his approximately 400-page report.

“The first two incidents involved the same notebook passage. On February 16, 2017, Mr. Biden appeared to explain to Zwonitzer that a notebook entry related to ‘a long meeting on the Security Council on – it probably was classified,'” Hur added.

Hur documented that Biden read more classified portions of the notebook entry during a conversation with Zwonitzer two months later.

“Two months later, on April 10, 2017, during another recorded conversation with Zwonitzer, Mr. Biden turned to the same notebook entry and read additional classified portions aloud, again nearly verbatim,” Hur said.