Garland Won’t Comply if Biden Orders Actions Against Trump

( – In an interview on Sunday, US Attorney General Merrick Garland claims he would resign if President Joe Biden were to tell him to take action against former President Donald Trump, but that he also doesn’t think the president will do so.

Garland appeared on CBS’s “60 Minutes” and said that he “would resign” if necessary if Biden asked him to take action against Trump, which he said he wouldn’t do.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently at war against Trump, who faces multiple indictments, including for accusations of trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election, and for allegedly mishandling classified documents after leaving office. At the same time, the Justice Department has active investigations into President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, as well as classified documents in Biden’s office and residence, and the aftermath of the Capitol riot. In order to juggle all of this, three special counsels have been separately appointed by Garland.

Garland won’t say much about the various cases and wouldn’t share any further details on Sunday, but he did dismiss claims made by Trump that the timing of the cases was intentional to disrupt Trump’s campaign and ruin his chances at re-election. Garland said such claims are “absolutely not true” and that the prosecutors for the DOJ “are nonpartisan” and don’t allow such “considerations” when making “determinations.”

He also dismissed GOP criticism that he’s been going easy on the president’s son, who is due in court this week in Delaware. Garland said there aren’t separate rules for Republicans and Democrats, or “for foes [and] friends,” but “only one rule,” which is to “follow the facts and the law.”

Garland became emotional during the interview when raising concerns about possible violence resulting from these disputes, and mentioned that death threats were made to prosecutors and judges assigned to Trump’s cases. The Attorney General said “people can argue… as much as they want,” but that they may not “use violence and threats” to try and “alter the outcome,” which he says is the “only way” that “democracy will survive.”

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