Attorney General Merritt Garland has made several decisions since taking office that make Democrats and the media doubt whether he will continue the investigations and allow indictments to be issued against Donald Trump, William Barr and all other former members of the Administration. Trump charged with federal crimes. crimes. In recent weeks, the Garland Justice Department has spoken out against the lawsuit filed by E. Jean Carroll accusing Trump of defamation in his reaction to his claim that he raped her at a department store in New York in the decade They have sided with the position of the Trump Justice Department, which said that Trump’s behaviors occurred within the purview of the presidency and therefore could not be sued. The alleged assault occurred decades before he assumed the presidency.
The Garland Justice Department also blocked the release of a Justice Department memo written in 2017 that summarized the findings of the Mueller Report. Judge Aimee Berman ordered that the memo be made public, citing Barr for grossly misrepresenting the Justice Department’s findings in the Russia investigation. Garland is taking steps that are aligned with issues that protect the rights and freedoms of Americans and that are restoring the integrity and constitutionally prescribed role of the DOJ. However, he is not making any moves regarding the numerous violations of law and ethics committed by Barr and Trump.
Garland had made blanket statements proclaiming his commitment to prosecute lawbreakers, no matter who they were. He has singled out insurgents who attacked the Capitol and white supremacist terrorist groups as targets of Justice Department investigations. Yet what about the myriad acts of corruption that Barr committed in defense of Trump’s autocratic and dishonest attacks on democracy?
Also, what about Trump?
- Being named a co-conspirator in the campaign finance crime his lawyer Michael Cohen was sent to prison for committing?
- Committing all six counts of obstruction of justice that Trump was charged with in the Mueller Report, which Mueller said could be charged after he left office.
- Lying in his writings, under oath of testimony to special counsel Robert Mueller
- Knowingly making false statements to the American people about the danger of COVID-19 and discouraging people from protecting themselves by wearing masks.
- Violating the emoluments clause to profit from the office of president
Legal experts and political experts are pressing Garland to hold accountable anyone from the previous administration who has broken the laws in his quest for power and self-improvement during his tenure. No matter who the person, agency or judge is trying to hold Trump accountable for his corruption, he will call them partisan witch hunters. It’s his tired defensive narrative that most people know that means he’s guilty.
Millions of Americans and the badly damaged Justice Department hope Merritt Garland understands that ignoring the crimes committed by the past administration will not cure the country. Furthermore, it will not deter future political enemies of the constitution from trying once again to destroy American democracy and replace it with an authoritarian autocracy.