“I am sure that that will not happen, but I would not do anything in that regard,” Garland said. “And if necessary, I would resign. But there is no sense that anything like that will happen.”
Merrick Garland says that he devoted his life to the rule of law because of his family's struggle to escape the Holocaust. Now he's responsible for prosecutions that will shape the future of the nation. https://t.co/ocEEArcAZK
— 60 Minutes (@60Minutes) October 2, 2023
The Justice Department is currently overseeing a mix of several indictments against Trump which center around his efforts to overturn the election results of 2020 and claims that the election was stolen.
Additionally, the Justice Department is overseeing cases regarding Hunter Biden, the son of Joe Biden. On Sept. 14, Hunter Biden was indicted on three firearms charges regarding the unlawful possession of a firearm while on drugs.
When asked if the cases against Trump were being timed to ruin Trump’s chance in the upcoming presidential election, Garland dismissed the accusations.
“Well, that’s absolutely not true,” Garland said. “Justice Department prosecutors are nonpartisan. They don’t allow partisan considerations to play any role in their determinations.”
Garland clarified that Biden had never tried to be hands-on in these investigations, and therefore, Garland has never had to tell him “hands off these investigations.”
“I represent the American people,” Garland explained. “I don’t represent the president. I represent the American people. And likewise, I am not Congress’s prosecutor. I work for the American people.”
Trump is set to appear in a New York court later today regarding a civil fraud trial regarding him allegedly inflating the value of properties and other assets.
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