The U.S. Department of Justice continues to work on the January 6th investigation. Attorney General Merrick Garland has assured us, as recently as this past weekend, that the investigation is still progressing, and that to speak on the process publicly could compromise it. Still, the concern that major players in the attack — potentially including Donald Trump, who a federal judge has already described as having “more likely than not” committed criminal acts in trying to overturn the election — may never face consequences is driving a lot of public anxiety.
Well, according to the New York Times, if you’re one of the folks biting your nails and crossing your fingers for an indictment to hit the former president, you’re in good company. Joe Biden is just as concerned.
A new piece addressing the political ramifications of the investigation’s progress for both Garland and Biden also carries a small revelation. Biden, it seems, has said to his inner circle that he thinks it’s necessary to prosecut Trump, and that he’s ready for the investigation to move forward.
“Mr. Biden confided to his inner circle that he believed former President Donald J. Trump was a threat to democracy and should be prosecuted…he has said privately that he wanted Mr. Garland to act less like a ponderous judge and more like a prosecutor who is willing to take decisive action…”
Biden also isn’t the only lawmaker who wishes Garland was moving a bit more ‘decisive[ly].’ As PBS reports, members of the January 6th Committee are also urging the Attorney General to act. They’ve sent multiple referrals to the Department of Justice for individuals in the Trump camp who are dodging Congressional subpoenas, although only one of those referrals has so far progressed to a criminal indictment, and they’re publicly stating that they’re ready for the DOJ to do its part.
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