When Joe Biden tapped Merrick Garland to be his Attorney General, many Democrats were pleased. Garland, of course, was done wrong by Mitch McConnell and Republicans who refused to vote on his nomination to the Supreme Court.
Since he’s been in office, though, many Liberals feel that Garland isn’t doing enough regarding Donald Trump. That might be coming to an end, though. During a recent appearance on MSNBC, the Guardian’s Hugo Lowell said Garland dropped a hint about prosecuting Trump.
Host Ali Velshi asked, “It (Garland’s recent speech about the insurrection) was something that a lot of people wanted him to say; they wanted him to talk about the January 6th prosecution. It left a lot of people wanting, and he implied he will go as far as he needs to go and as high as he needs to get it done, but added in the time that it takes. That’s what is frustrating.”
Lowell answered, “Yeah. I think the attorney general’s speech was interesting. It mentioned Watergate [and] department officials say that was deliberate and a message of sorts to signal that the Justice Department or Merrick Garland wasn’t afraid of going after the former president when they now have a criminal investigation.”
The Guardian reporter continued:
“You know, the Justice Department doesn’t talk about ongoing investigations. Neither we nor the committee know where is the Justice Department is going with this. I do think that was significant he mentioned that and it was significant that the Justice Department is prepared to pursue prosecutions against anyone at any level.”
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