Since he’s been out of office, Donald Trump has been the subject of investigations in New York and Georgia. The New York case seems to be losing steam. The Georgia case, however, still presents a significant legal issue for Trump.
And so far, despite plenty of things to look at, Attorney General Merrick Garland has been hesitant to open up a federal investigation into Trump. During a recent radio interview, Rep. Pramila Jayapal called the need to look into Trump a ten-alarm fire.
Host Dean Obeidallah asked, “We’re almost 500 days from January 6th. There’s no accountability for Donald Trump at all. Do you believe there ever will be accountability even for his role in January 6th or for what we saw as a coup? I mean, he plotted a coup.”
“There has to be, Dean,” she replied. “There has to be. And I will tell you, I’m frustrated with how slowly the Department of Justice is moving on this. I know that the attorney general is a cautious man, but this is a five-alarm fire, a ten alarm fire. We had an attempted coup and all the information has come out. And I’m sure that there are things going on behind the scenes that I don’t know about.”
The Washington Rep. continued, “and the Department of Justice and Merrick Garland need to move more quickly, so to really hold Donald Trump accountable for the damage he’s done to the country and for his coup attempt. And it needs to be done quickly so that it doesn’t run up against the next election.”
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.