AG Garland: Trust Me

Craig Bannister | October 2, 2023
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Despite desperately trying to let Democrat Pres. Joe Biden’s son Hunter off the hook, while zealously pursuing any excuse to prosecute Republican Former Pres. Donald Trump, Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland says Americans should trust him.

On Sunday, in an interview with “60 Minutes,” AG Garland continued to repeat his claim that there is not a two-tiered justice system employed by his Biden Administration Justice Department:

“We do not have one rule for Republicans and another rule for Democrats. We don't have one rule for foes and another for friends. We don't have one rule for the powerful and another for the powerless, for the rich or for the poor, based on ethnicity.

“We have only one rule. And that one rule: we follow the facts and the law and we reach the decisions required by the Constitution, and we protect civil liberties.”

Yet, despite a growing mountain of evidence against Hunter Biden of influence-peddling while his father was vice president and of potential tax violations, the Justice Department has declined to undertake any genuine prosecution – and even allowed the statute of limitations to lapse, in some cases, whistleblowers have testified.

Nonetheless, Attorney General Garland told 60 Minutes that Americans should trust, not only him, but all the career prosecutors at the Justice Department:

60 Minutes: “Are you essentially saying as attorney general to the American people trust me?”

AG Garland: “Well, in the end, I suppose it does in the end come down to trust.

“But it's not just me. It's decades of the norms of this department that are part of the DNA of the career prosecutors who are running the investigation and supervising the investigations that you're talking about.”


And, despite launching trials of Trump at the times they would do the most harm to his run for president in 2024, AG Garland repeated his claim that Justice Department prosecutors are nonpartisan:

60 Minutes: “Your critics say that it's time to ruin Mr. Trump's chances in the election.”

AG Garland: “Well, that's absolutely not true. Justice department prosecutors are nonpartisan. They don't allow partisan considerations to play any role in their determinations.”

In one of the most egregious violations of the public’s trust, Former FBI attorney Kevin Clinesmith made a false statement stemming from his altering of an email in connection with the submission of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (“FISA”) application used to obtain permission to surveil then-Pres. Trump in furtherance of the unfounded “Crossfire Hurricane” Trump-Russia collusion investigation.

Clinesmith pled guilty, as a result of an investigation by Special Counsel John Durham.

Meanwhile, the list of evidence that Biden’s Justice Department (DOJ) is practicing a two-tiered system of justice continues to grow:

  • While at least 88 crisis pregnancy centers have been firebombed, vandalized or set ablaze since last July, Biden’s DOJ has initiated only one prosecution – while aggressively seeking to jail and fine non-violent pro-life protestors,
  • In June, former President Donald Trump was indicted for a second time – for the same conduct (mishandling classified documents) that Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton engaged in, without consequence.
  • Four of five voters (79.3%) now say there’s a two-tiered justice system.
  • series of politically-motivated investigations and episodes of malfeasance from both the FBI and IRS in particular over the last decade have given Americans good reason to cast doubt on the integrity of beltway institutions.
  • Multiple whistleblowers within the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service have charged the DOJ with deliberately slow-walking investigations into Pres. Biden’s son, Hunter.
  • Biden’s DOJ raided the home of a pro-life pastor for pushing a threatening pro-abortion agitator away from his young son, while militant abortion activists firebombed Christian pregnancy clinics.
  • Biden’s DOJ charged a man with homicide for defending subway riders from a threatening vagrant, but do nothing to stop criminals who terrorize law-abiding citizens.
  • Biden’s DOJ tried to give Hunter Biden a sweetheart plea deal that would’ve allowed him to avoid jail on tax and gun charges.
  • A letter by three House committee chairman sent to AG Garland on August 28 cites 11 instances of special treatment given by U.S. Attorney David Weiss’ office – before Garland appointed Weiss to be the special counsel probing Hunter Biden’s potential crimes.