Merrick Garland Unfit to be United States Attorney General

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During his first three months in office, Merrick Garland had opportunities to reverse the corrupt policies of his predecessor William Barr, but failed to do so. Instead, he has allowed the DOJ to continue the Trump / Barr DOJ.

Merrick Garland has proven unfit to be the United States Attorney General by failing to Arrest and Prosecute Trump for his numerous crimes, defending Trump in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case and fighting release of the full memo on Trump’s Obstruction of Justice (which Americans has a right to see).

Garland’s Justice Department declined to reverse course on one of the most egregious abuses of the department under Barr: its attempt to take on the legal defense of Trump in a defamation suit filed by magazine columnist E. Jean Carroll.

 

Judge Warns of DOJ’s Gift to Trump That Could Keep on Giving

A judge has warned that former President Donald Trump is building a legal shield that could block him from being held accountable for inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, pointing to the bizarre move by the Department of Justice to side with Trump in a rape defamation case last year.

Per the above article; “A judge has warned that former President Donald Trump is building a legal shield that could block him from being held accountable for inciting the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection, pointing to the bizarre move by the Department of Justice to side with Trump in a rape defamation case last year.

The DOJ’s legal stance—that anything a president does is part of his official duties, and therefore makes him a federal employee immune to lawsuits—was widely criticized at the time. But it came up again on Tuesday, when a federal appellate judge found it necessary to issue a stark warning that obviously referred to holding Trump accountable.

“Under this logic, so long as a president looks like he is engaged in conduct that is of the kind he is expected to perform—like speaking to a reporter or attending a government meeting—he is acting in the scope of his employment. But if that were so, then the mere presence of others would neutralize whatever a president did or said, for no president could be held accountable for damage done in front of a microphone or in an official meeting—whether defaming a citizen, exposing classified national security information, or inciting a riot,” wrote Judge Denny Chin in New York City.

“This is not, and should not be, the law,” he added”.

Merrick Garland defending Trump in the E. Jean Carroll defamation case PROVES Garland Unfit to be United States Attorney General

 

Garland Memo Doubles Down On Barr Policy On Investigating Candidates

Rachel Maddow shares a newly obtained May 25, 2022 memorandum from Attorney General Merrick Garland to Department of Justice employees about “policies with respect to political activities” that doubles down on Bill Barr’s policy against investigating candidates without approval.

 

The Mueller Report established that Trump Obstructed Justice on at least 10 occasions. Within one month of taking office, the Merrick Garland DOJ should have filed charges of Obstruction of Justice against Trump and arrested him.

 

Prosecutors Lay Out 6 Crimes Trump Could Be Indicted For Right Now

A pair of former prosecutors and legal scholars, writing for NBC News, have laid out the 6 most obvious crimes that they believe Donald Trump has committed – crimes that they insist he could be indicted for right now if it came down to it. There are the obvious ones that have been revealed in recent weeks, then there are plenty that most people have forgotten about because they feel like ancient history in the growing scandal timeline that Trump has created.

 

Merrick Garland ADMITS Trump Had CLASSIFIED NATIONAL SECURITY Docs at Mar-a-Lago

Jesse talks about the fact that there is still no effort from the U.S. Department of Justice, headed by Merrick Garland, to investigate Donald Trump’s crimes. This is our current situation, even after AG Garland admitted publicly that Donald Trump improperly possessed classified materials related to National Security at his private residence at Mar-a-Lago… in violation of the law in the Presidential Records Act.

 

Trump should be indicted for at least six crimes and banned from politics: legal experts

Donald Trump should be facing prosecution for a half dozen crimes, according to a pair of legal experts, but instead he’s preparing for another presidential run that he just might win.The twice-impeached president has raised $122 million, more than twice the amount of the Republican National Committ…

Per the above article: “Trump should be indicted for at least six crimes and banned from politics: legal experts”

Donald Trump should be facing prosecution for a half dozen crimes, according to a pair of legal experts, but instead he’s preparing for another presidential run that he just might win.

The twice-impeached president has raised $122 million, more than twice the amount of the Republican National Committee, ahead of the 2024 presidential campaign that he shouldn’t even be eligible to take part in, argued former White House ethics attorney Richard Painter in a new column for MSNBC.

“The 14th Amendment, Section 3, disqualifies from public office anyone who took an oath of loyalty to the United States and shall have engaged in insurrection or rebellion against the same, or given aid or comfort to the enemies thereof,” Painter argued in a forthcoming law review article with Claire Finkelstein, a law professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

“Crimes for which Trump could be indicted include but are not limited to,” Painter and Finkelstein wrote,

“(1) obstructing justice as identified in the Mueller investigation

(2) bribing and/or extorting Ukraine with military aid to investigate his political opponent Joe Biden and conduct another investigation undermining the Mueller investigation,

(3) coercing cabinet members and other federal employees to engage in partisan political activity in violation of the criminal political coercion provisions of the Hatch Act,

(4) soliciting election fraud in a phone call to the Georgia Secretary of State in November 2020,

(5) criminal sedition in authorizing preparation of the unsigned draft Executive Order dated December 16, 2020 pursuant to which President Trump would have ordered the Secretary of Defense to seize voting machines in certain states to look for evidence of election fraud, and

(6) inciting insurrection at the Capitol on January 6, 2021. These alleged politically-related crimes are over and above the financial crimes being investigated by the Manhattan DA, who has already indicted the Trump Organization and its chief financial officer.”

 

 

 

Trump’s Niece Calls Merrick Garland An Idiot For Not Prosecuting Her Uncle

Even before Donald Trump appeared to admit to obstruction of justice during a Fox News interview, his niece, Mary Trump, did an interview where she said that Attorney General Merrick Garland was an “idiot” for not prosecuting her uncle. She’s right. There’s no excuse for investigations to not be immediately launched into so very many of Trump’s activities from when he was in office, but Garland doesn’t seem to care one bit about any of that.

 

Legal Expert: DOJ Must Immediately Conduct ‘Full-Blown’ Jan. 6 Probe

Laurence Tribe calls on his former student, Attorney General Garland, to take action over Trump’s role in the insurrection: “If Merrick Garland has not yet ginned up a full-blown investigation, he should do so yesterday.”

 

‘Cowardice’: Elie Mystal slams AG Garland’s lack of urgency with Bannon case

“It speaks to cowardice. He is happy to indict the foot soldiers—because that is easy. It is comparatively harder to investigate, and prosecute, and charge the people who planned it, the brains behind the operation,” says Elie Mystal on AG Merrick Garland. “He doesn’t seem to have the gumption to do it.”

 

New reports revealed the Barr DOJ was investigating members of the Press and Congressman (and staff) critical of Trump such as Adam Schiff. From what we’re seen thus far, it appears Garland is too timid to hold Trump or anyone in his administration accountable for crimes they may have committed.

We need an Attorney General who will aggressively stand for the rule of law, clean house at the DOJ and hold law breakers accountable.

 

Biden DOJ ‘Made The Wrong Call’ In Trump Case, Say Fmr. U.S. Attorney

The Justice Department under President Biden is moving to defend former President Trump in a defamation lawsuit. Former U.S. Attorney Joyce Vance discusses why she says this is the wrong call.

 

Trump Corruption of DOJ Lingers Under Garland, Risks Precedent

Rachel Maddow reviews the abuse of the Department of Justice by Bill Barr in sacrificing justice to serve the political needs of Donald Trump, and notes that rather than cleaning the department with accountability for indulging that corruption, Attorney General Merrick Garland is apparently punishing none of it and even continuing some of it, risking a precedent that will surely be embraced by the next corrupt president.

 

DOJ Appealing Order To Release Memo On Bill Barr Not Prosecuting Trump

 

Former Federal Prosecutor Glenn Kirschner explains how Failure to Prosecute could be a CRIME in  itself… violation of 18 U.S. Code § 3 “Accessory after the fact”.

“Whoever, knowing that an offense against the United States has been committed, receives, relieves, comforts or assists the offender in order to hinder or prevent his apprehension, trial or punishment, is an accessory after the fact”.

 

The Merrick Garland DOJ should have filed charges against ALL involved in the January 6, 2021  Incitement of Violence which resulted in 5 deaths, Insurrection, Treason for attempted to overthrow our government, disrupt the congressional certification of Joe Biden and an illegal attempt to STEAL the 2020 election.  Failing to hold Trump and his lawless cronies accountable is proving there’s two (2) Justices in the United States… one for the RICH and Politically well connected… another for everyone else.

 

The Merrick Garland Justice Department offered two of Ahmaud Arbery’s killers plea deals on hate charges.

Arbery family attorney Lee Merritt said in a statement late Sunday that Arbery’s parents, Wanda Cooper-Jones and Marcus Arbery, “vehemently” oppose the deals and said so directly to the U.S. Justice Department earlier in the day.

The deals, Merritt said, would let the McMichaels serve the first 30 years of their terms in “a preferred federal prison.” Merritt said that would be a “huge accommodation” to “the men who hunted down and murdered” Arbery. He added that Arbery’s family is “devastated” over the proposals and “their wishes are being completely ignored.”

Merritt quoted Cooper-Jones as saying, “The DOJ has gone behind my back to offer the men who murdered my son a deal to make their time in prison easier for them to serve. … I have been completely betrayed by the DOJ lawyers.” Assistant Attorney General Kristen Clarke told CBS News on Monday that the Department of Justice “entered the plea agreement only after the victims’ attorneys informed me that the family was not opposed to it.” Merritt said Cooper-Jones would appeal to the court Monday to throw out the deal.

Earlier this month, the DOJ approached Cooper-Jones about a plea bargain that would have both McMichaels admitting that what they did was motivated by hate, according to Merritt. Cooper-Jones told “CBS Mornings” she rejected the deal because she wants the men to stand trial in court for those charges.

 

Ahmaud Arbery’s killers found guilty in federal hate crime trial

 

MY OPINION OF GARLAND IS SHARED BY MANY…

 

Law group calls on Merrick Garland’s removal from DOJ for failure to hold Trump accountable

A nonpartisan nonprofit is calling on Attorney General Merrick Garland to resign over his apparent failure to “hold accountable former president Donald Trump and his co-conspirators for attempting to overthrow the government,” suggesting that the Biden appointee is “the wrong person for this job at this time.”

 

Merrick Garland Would’ve Been a Great Justice. He’s Not a Great A.G.

Moving Merrick Garland off the federal bench to make him Attorney General seemed like a stroke of genius at the time. He’d gained a reputation over more than 20 years as a fair-minded judge, liked and respected by all those who dealt with him.

 

Time to Say “You’re Fired” to Merrick Garland? – EgbertoWillies.com

Raping women and then slandering them, beating protesters, and trying to overthrow the government are not normal parts of the job of President of the United States. But for reasons that seem entirely bizarre, Merrick Garland’s Department of Justice is operating as if they are.

 

Merrick Garland has no plans to become the anti-Barr | CNN

Elie Honig writes to anyone hoping that former Attorney General William Barr’s replacement, Merrick Garland, will methodically undo the deep structural harm done by his predecessor: don’t hold your breath. Thus far, Garland has been too timid in his approach, and he seemingly has no plans to become the anti-Barr.

 

 

FEC drops investigation into Trump hush money payments

The Federal Elections Commission (FEC) has closed its investigation into whether former President Trump illegally made hush money payments to women prior to the 2016 election. The FEC voted 4-1 to close the inquiry after failing to find that Trump or his campaign “knowingly and willfully” violated campaign finance law when his former attorney Michael Cohen paid…

 

 

Why Is Merrick Garland Defending Donald Trump?

On Monday, the Justice Department took its most controversial position yet under Attorney General Merrick Garland, when lawyers for the department confirmed that they will continue to defend Donald Trump in the defamation suit brought by E. Jean Carroll.

 

Nixon’s Attorney General was held accountable for Obstruction of Justice… Merrick Garland DOJ’s has NO EXCUSE for failing to hold Trump accountable as well!

 

 

 

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