As House Republicans prepare to launch an onslaught of oversight investigations next year, the White House is planning to distinguish between inquiries it deems legitimate and others it views as politically, not legislatively, motivated — with an eye toward minimizing cooperation with probes it considers improper, according to two people familiar with the plans.

As Tyler Pager reports, White House officials caution that their decisions about cooperation will ultimately hinge on the nature of the investigations, but their preparations, which have been underway for months, hinge on such a split strategy. The White House is likely to respond to requests for documents and testimony relating to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, for example, but far less likely to engage with Republicans’ investigations into Hunter Biden, the president’s son, the people said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss private deliberations.

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