Biden Says He Hasn’t Talked About Cases With AG Garland

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – In a recent interview with MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, President Joe Biden argued that he never talked with Attorney General Merrick Garland about any of the cases that the Department of Justice was handling. He added that he had previously made a commitment not to interfere at all with the Justice Department and the cases and people that they decided to prosecute.

In the interview, Biden was asked whether officers Harry Dunn and Michael Fanone, two of the police officers who had defended the Capitol, had the right to know why the Department of Justice had not opened an investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack for a year. It was further pointed out that while former President Donald Trump has not been charged in relation to the insurrection, individual rioters have been.

In response, Biden said he wouldn’t interfere with the DOJ and asserted that he hasn’t — “not one single time” — spoken about a specific case with Garland.

Trump’s role in the Jan. 6, Capitol insurrection is being investigated by Special Counsel Jack Smith. Smith is also looking into Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election results.

Biden’s latest comments on this case, come at a time when many Republicans have accused him of trying to interfere with the investigation relating to his son, Hunter Biden.

Hunter Biden has entered a plea deal with prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty to two tax-related misdemeanors that are connected to his failure to pay his taxes in previous years. As part of the agreement, he is going to avoid spending any time in jail. Many Republicans have slammed this agreement, calling it a sweetheart deal and arguing that Hunter is not facing stricter charges because of who his father is.

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