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Merrick Garland Appears To Confirm That The DOJ Is Investigating Trump

In his interview with NBC Nightly News, Attorney General Merrick Garland said that DOJ will investigate anyone who interfered with the peaceful transfer of power and made it clear that the Justice Department is doing its own investigation.

Video clip via NBC Nightly News:

Garland answered when asked if Trump being a potential 2024 candidate would disrupt his investigation, “Look, we pursue justice without fear or favor. We intend to hold everyone, anyone who was criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6, for any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another, accountable, that’s what we do. We don’t pay any attention to other issues with respect to that.”

AG Garland added, “I’ll say again, that we will hold accountable anyone who is criminally responsible for attempting to interfere with the transfer– legitimate, lawful transfer of power from one administration to the next.”

The Attorney General was asked about a criminal referral from the 1/6 Committee, and he said, “So I think that’s totally up to the committee. We will have the evidence that the committee has presented and whatever evidence it gives us. I don’t think that the nature of how they style, the manner in which information is provided, is of particular significance from any legal point of view. That’s not to downgrade it or to or disparage it. It’s just that that’s not what, that’s not the issue here. We have our own investigation, pursuing through the principles of prosecution.”

In other words, the DOJ welcomes information and referrals from the 1/6 Committee, but they are also doing their own investigation, which would seem to confirm that all Trump figures are subject to investigation, including the former president himself.

Merrick Garland has pointed out over and over again that no one is exempt from being investigated by the DOJ in relation to the 1/6 attack. Garland says that they are looking at everyone, and everyone includes Donald J. Trump.

The full interview with Garland airs tonight on  NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt at 6:30 p.m. ET/5:30 p.m. CT.

 

 

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