USAG Merrick Garland Said During An Interview That He Will Prosecute President Trump, Pledging He Will Hold Him Accountable for January 6.
(MAGANews.Org) – During an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt, US Attorney General Merrick Garland said he is open to prosecuting President Trump for his actions on January 6.
The AG said during the interview that the Department of Justice (DOJ) pursues justice “without fear or favor.”
He said that anyone involved in January 6 events will be held criminally accountable, especially during lawful power transfer from one administration to another.
Holt asked Garland that if President Trump were to run again for president, would that change how he and the DOJ would move forward with prosecuting Trump. Garland responded, saying he would hold him criminally accountable regardless.
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Garland pledges to hold accountable anyone “criminally responsible for the events surrounding Jan 6, for any attempt to interfere with the lawful transfer of power from one administration to another” pic.twitter.com/1J041nB5eH
— NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt (@NBCNightlyNews) July 26, 2022
This isn’t the first time Garland claims he would be open to prosecuting the former president.
Here’s what he told reporters during a news conference about January 6.
Merrick Garland just affirmed that Trump can be prosecuted: “No person is above the law in this country. There is nothing in the principles of prosecution… which prevent us from investigating anyone who is criminally responsible for an attempt to undo a democratic election.” pic.twitter.com/4NkpXO9pBt
— MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) July 20, 2022
To this day, the January 6 Committee has failed to prove without a reasonable doubt that President Trump committed any crimes on January 6 at the US Capitol.
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