It was bound to happen at some point.
According to the Washington Examiner, Democrats jumped for joy on Tuesday after it was announced that President Joe Biden’s Justice Department is formally investigating former President Donald Trump “as part of its larger criminal inquiry into efforts to overturn the 2020 election.”
In a bombshell report from the Washington Post, it was noted that prosecutors are already interviewing witnesses, particularly those who worked in the inner circle of former Vice President Mike Pence.
The Examiner noted: “Over hours of interviews, witnesses have been asked questions about meetings Trump held in December 2020 and January 2021 to consider actions aimed at overturning the election, as well as the former president’s pressure campaign on Pence to assist with that effort on Jan. 6, 2021.”
A tangled mess
Many believe that both the Jan. 6 House committee and Biden’s DOJ are working overtime to make it difficult for Trump to mount a presidential run in 2024.
The DOJ investigation is looking at a wider plot, with Trump allegedly involved, that involved sending an alternative slate of electors “that could be called on in the event that the election was decertified,” the Examiner noted.
There’s a third investigation that involves Trump and some of the same angles playing out in Fulton County, Georgia.
As far as indicting Trump or other top players, Biden’s AG, Merrick Garland, has gone on record as saying that nobody is above the law, which some took as a hint that he’s more than willing to break precedent and legally hamstring a former president.
Social media went nuts in the wake of the announcement, with some applauding the Justice Department for taking that step, and others slamming it for overlooking actual crimes that were likely committed by, say, the sitting president’s son, Hunter Biden.
Hunter Biden is on camera committing dozens of crimes.
Donald Trump is on camera calling for peace on January 6th.
Guess which one the Biden DOJ is working overtime to lock up?
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) July 27, 2022
So AG Garland is going to charge Trump with insurrection so he can't run for president in 2024. Tell me again how the democrats haven't weaponized the DOJ as a political tool to destroy our democracy and freedoms?
— 🇺🇸 The FJC 🇺🇸 (Same on Truth!) (@The_FJC) July 27, 2022
It’s unclear if the DOJ will ultimately want to speak with the former president, though one would presume that Trump will likely not break executive privilege.