DOJ chooses not to prosecute AG Garland for contempt

 June 15, 2024

In an unsurprising move, the Biden administration's Department of Justice (DOJ) has chosen not to prosecute U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland for contempt of Congress. 

This, according to Fox News, comes after Congress voted to hold Garland in contempt of Congress for refusing to hand over the audio recordings of President Joe Biden's interview with special counsel Robert Hur.

Hur, as you will probably remember, is the man who was tasked with investigating Biden's mishandling of classified information.

While Hur found Biden guilty of the charges, he chose not to prosecute him because, in his view, a jury would be unlikely to find Biden guilty because he is a "sympathetic, well-meaning, elderly man with a poor memory."

White House plays keep away

Now, the DOJ has chosen not to prosecute Garland for withholding from Congress the audio recordings that Hurr made, during his investigation, of his interviews with Biden.

The Biden administration has been desperately hiding the recordings from the American public. Not only did Garland risk being held in contempt of Congress, but Biden even tried to assert executive privilege over the recordings.

The big question, of course, is what is the White House trying to hide. Many believe that the answer is further proof of Biden's deteriorating mental condition.

Garland's actions do "not constitute a crime"

Despite Garland's refusal to hand over the recordings, the DOJ has chosen not to prosecute him. This is unsurprising because the DOJ is currently controlled by the Biden administration and, more specifically, by Garland.

The DOJ has released a statement explaining why it has chosen not to prosecute Garland.

The statement. in part, reads:

Consistent with this longstanding position and uniform practice, the Department has determined that the responses by Attorney General Garland to the subpoenas issued by the Committees did not constitute a crime, and accordingly the Department will not bring the congressional contempt citation before a grand jury or take any other action to prosecute the Attorney General.

This is what Carlos Felip - the assistant U.S. Attorney General - wrote in a letter to House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) on Friday.

Two justices systems

Many are now arguing that this decision by the DOJ further highlights the fact that America currently has two justice systems, one for Republicans and one for Democrats. While Democrats tend to get off without punishment, Republicans are held accountable for every little thing.

Former Trump advisors Steve Bannon and Peter Navarro, for example, have not only been prosecuted by Biden's DOJ for contempt of Congress charges but they have both been sentenced to prison.

In a fair justice system, one would expect Garland to also be sent to prison, but such a justice system no longer seems to exist in America.

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