During an appearance on Capitol Hill this week, Attorney General Merrick Garland denied that he serves as President Joe Biden's lawyer.
According to Breitbart, Garland was called to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday regarding his treatment of Hunter Biden.
"I am not the president’s lawyer. I will also add that I am not Congress’s prosecutor. The Justice Department works for the American people," he declared."
At House Judiciary Committee hearing, in which he's going to face a ton of questions about Donald Trump & Hunter Biden, US Attorney General Merrick Garland opens with an extended argument that the Attorney General *is not* the "President's lawyer"
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Garland went on to insist that the Department of Justice (DOJ) will "pursue justice, without fear or favor" rather than "do what is politically convenient."
The attorney general also declared that his department would not "take orders from the president, from Congress, or from anyone else about who or what to criminally investigate."
However, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jim Jordan was clearly skeptical of that claim. He pointed out how the statute of limitations had been allowed to run out on multiple crimes that Hunter Biden had been accused of.
Rep. Jim Jordan FLAMES AG Garland over Biden Administration coverup of Biden criminal bribery: pic.twitter.com/RznqMcmA0X
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"What I'm wondering is why you guys let the statute of limitations lapse for those tax years that dealt with Burisma income?" Jordan said, referencing the Ukrainian energy company Biden was employed by.
"There's one more fact that's important, and that is that this investigation was being conducted by Mr. Weiss, an appointee of President Trump," Garland shot back.
"You will, at the appropriate time, have the opportunity to ask Mr. Weiss that question and he will no doubt address it in the public report that will be transmitted to the Congress," he added.
Jordan seemed unimpressed by that response, saying, "Did they forget? Did the lawyers just, like, oh, darn we let it — were they careless?"
When Garland attempted to answer, Jordan cut him off, asserting, "You know that's not the case, because as [North Carolina Republican Rep. Bishop] pointed out they had a tolling agreement."
"They talked to Hunter Biden's defense counsel and said let's extend the statute of limitations," he continued, adding, "And then at some point they made an intentional decision to say we're going to let the statute of limitations lapse, and I want to know who decided that and why they did it."