Everyone knows the wheels of justice can turn slowly, especially when it’s most important to build an airtight case. Still, after Donald Trump appeared to confess to election tampering at a rally in Georgia Saturday night, a lot of people seem to think it’s time for the Attorney General of the United States to act.
At his rally, Trump admitted to calling Brian Kemp, the Governor of Georgia, and pressuring him overturn the election.
“I hope you can help us out and call a special election,” Trump describes himself telling Kemp, then mocks the governor who he quotes as replying, “Sir, I’m sorry, I cannot do it.”
Trump admits that he called Governor Kemp and tried to pressure him to hold a “special election” and complains there was no quid pro quo pic.twitter.com/w1N1LMDFg9
— Acyn (@Acyn) September 26, 2021
It sounds like a confession to the exact sort of election tampering efforts the then-president has been accused of, but not been charged with. In light of this, a lot of people are calling for Attorney General Merrick Garland to make his next move.
CC: DOJ, Merrick Garland https://t.co/4YeNgUiIQt
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) September 26, 2021
Paging the Fulton County DA and Merrick Garland.pic.twitter.com/rzDC78Nk3e
— Grant Stern is fully vaccinated (@grantstern) September 26, 2021
Dear Merrick Garland,its time to act and act now
— Henry Djoutsa (@D_jeneration) September 26, 2021
— Erie Siobhan 🇺🇸 (@ErieNotEerie) September 26, 2021
Of course, little in legal procedure is done publicly, and at the Federal level, especially when discussing culpability of a former President of the United States, it’s far from simple. The Washington Post reported in July that while people are growing impatient with Garland, there are signs he’s working cautiously and diligently to ensure that the Department of Justice works towards an effective response without the appearance of political bias.
Meanwhile, other cases involving Donald Trump are inching forward, and also moving slowly. Just last week, a hearing in the tax evasion case affirmed that his CFO, Allen Weisselberg, won’t face trial until late next year, but suggested that more indictments will hit — possibly even for the Trump family — before then.
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