The Justice Department on Monday denied a request by the House Judiciary Committee to turn over documents related to the special counsel investigation into President Joe Biden’s handling of classified documents.

In a letter addressed to the panel’s chair Rep. Jim Jordan (R. Ohio), said that the department cannot release non-public records under its policy of not sharing any information that could affect an ongoing probe.

“Disclosures to Congress about active investigations risk jeopardizing those investigations and creating the appearance that Congress may be exerting improper political pressure or attempting to influence Department decisions in certain cases,” It is stated in the letter.

A disclosure could also lead to other problems, such as a decrease in the capacity of prosecutors interviewing relevant witnesses and bringing charges.

But the committee doesn’t seem eager to accept the DOJ’s reasoning for not complying with its request.

“It’s concerning, to say the least, that the department is more interested in playing politics than cooperating,” Russell Dye, spokesperson Jordan, said, according to CNN.

The committee had requested the Justice Department turn over all the communications regarding special counsel Robert Hur’s appointment, as well as files related to selection of John Lausch, whom Garland had originally tapped to look into the discoveries. They requested communications between them. DOJ, the FBI and the Executive Office of the President about Biden’s classified files, among other things.

Earlier this month, Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Hur as special counsel to look into classified material found in Biden’s Delaware home and a former office in Washington.

Most of the documents recovered from Biden’s records date back to his time as vice president during Barack Obama’s administration, while some are from his time in the Senate.

Biden maintained “there’s no there there” On the documents, he fully cooperated in the investigation.

Garland has also ordered a special counsel investigation into classified documents found in the possession of former President Donald Trump, who likened FBI agents who searched his Mar-a-Lago estate to Nazi Germany’s secret police and even accused them of planting the evidence found.

The FBI searched Trump’s residence in August after he failed to comply with a subpoena.

NBC’s Chuck Todd on Sunday accused Jordan It is inaccurate to paint a picture of Trump and Biden’s handling of the classified material found in their records. “Meet the Press.”

Jordan The department claimed that it was being “weaponized” Trump, and protested against what he called a double standard for the handling of cases of both men.

“Biden didn’t defy a subpoena, congressman,” Todd said.