Attorney Merrick Garland recently appeared on NBC, and while there, he made it very clear that he’s not going to make anything easy on Donald Trump moving forward.
In fact, it seems as if Garland may be planning to prosecute Trump in the near future, even if Donald announces a 2024 presidential run.
Garland was speaking with Lester Holt, who asked, “Is the committee offering you anything in terms of an informal road map? Are you learning things you didn’t know?”
“The Justice Department has been doing the most wide-ranging investigation in its history, and the committee is doing an enormously wide-ranging investigation as well. It is inevitable that there will be before we have found them. And it is inevitable that there will be things that we find that they haven’t found. The Justice Department, from the beginning, has been moving urgently to learn everything we can about this period and to bring to justice anybody who is criminally responsible for interfering with the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another, which is a fundamental element of our democracy,” Garland responded.
Holt then asked how that pertained to Trump. “You said in no uncertain terms the other day that no one is above the law. That said, the indictment of a former president, or perhaps candidate for president, would arguably tear the country apart. Is that your concern as you make your decision down the road here? Do you have to think about things like that?”
Garland responded by saying that “We pursue justice without fear or favor. We intend to hold everyone, anyone who is criminally responsible for the events surrounding January 6 or any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another accountable. That is what we do. We don’t pay any attention to other issues with respect to that.”
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