(TruthAndLiberty.com) – On Wednesday, Merrick Garland, the Attorney General, attacked the Republican party over their repeated attacks on the Department of Justice and maintained that his agency was running independently. This was the first time that Garland appeared before the House Judiciary Committee for a regular hearing since the Republicans won the House majority.
Garland during the hearing noted that there was an increase in the tension between Republicans and the Department of Justice, as the former have requested information regarding many of the ongoing investigations relating to President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, and to former President Donald Trump.
In an excerpt of his remarks, he noted that his department was not tasked with doing “what is politically convenient” and that they did not take orders from either Congress or the President. He added that as President Biden has previously stated, he reaffirms he is not there to act as Biden’s lawyer or the Congress’s prosecutor.
He further added that the Justice Department was not going to be intimidated by the threats and outside interference that was trying to affect their job and that they would continue to defend the country’s democracy.
The Judiciary Committee is one of the three House committees that is currently involved in President Biden’s impeachment inquiry. It further has a subcommittee that is also leading an investigation into the “weaponization” of the federal government which places a lot of its focus on the Justice Department.
Many House Judiciary members have also backed Trump’s statements and accusations about a “two-tiered system of Justice” that is being used by the DOJ in their prosecution of the former president vs. the prosecution of the current President’s son.
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