GOP accuses Garland of politicizing Department of Justice

Attorney General Merrick Garland announces the Justice Department's lawsuit against Georgia's voting law June 24, 2021 (Video screenshot)
Attorney General Merrick Garland announces the Justice Department’s lawsuit against Georgia’s voting law June 24, 2021 (Video screenshot)

The Department of Justice is one of the federal agencies that is suspected of going completely political against then-candidate Donald Trump before he was elected president.

After all, evidence now shows how there were many serious “mistakes” as some of the individuals who worked there worked to create a case of “Russia collusion” against Trump, a claim that has since been debunked.

In fact, the facts reveal it was Hillary Clinton who reportedly orchestrated the claim in order to distract the American public’s attention from her actions of posting national secrets on an unsecure and private email system.

Now it could be getting worse than even that, according to Republicans.

In fact, they charge that Attorney General Merrick Garland has turned the Department of Justice into a political machine.

The Washington Examiner explained Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, said in an interview about Garland’s school boards memo, “My gut tells me that the main focus was this was politics. And that’s what the Justice Department has been under Garland.

“Joe Biden criticizes the Georgia election law, a few months later they sue Georgia. Joe Biden criticizes the Texas pro-life law. Eight days later, they sue Texas. Joe Biden’s White House is working with the National School Boards Association … and, five days later, he issues the memorandum,” he charged.

The opinion was joined by Sen. Chuck Grassley, the ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee, who told Garland, “You’ve politicized the department in ways it shouldn’t be.”

Garland claimed earlier this year after his appointment that he would pursue “policies that protect the independent of the department from partisan influence…” but Republicans charge he’s doing the opposite.

One issue that has developed is Garland’s orders to the FBI to pursue parents opposing leftist agendas in their public schools.

Garland issued that order just after the National School Boards Association suggested that those parents be considered to have committed “a form of domestic terrorism…”

Garland admitted the DOJ and White House had communicated on the letter, and NSBA emails reveal it was lobbying the White House.

House Republicans have charged the FBI is using “counterterrorism tools” against parents, even though the FBI claimed the bureau isn’t in the business of investigating parents.

The Examiner reported, “GOP lawmakers and concerned parents have also raised concerns about possible conflicts of interest for the attorney general because his son-in-law, Alexander ‘Xan’ Tanner, is the co-founder of the education company Panorama Education .”

On other subjects, while Garland claims the department stands by the conclusions that fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe lied under oath to investigators, Garland reversed the firing and paid a lawsuit settlement to McCabe.

The about-face gave McCabe some $200,000 in missed pension payments plus another $539,000 in attorney’s fees and Grassley called the result “beyond incredible,” the Examiner reported.

“You allowed a disgraced former FBI official off the hook,” he said.

Then the DOJ claimed that President Trump’s tax records must be released to Congress, a demand by Democrats have made for years, prompting his lawyers to move to block that based on its political motivations.

Biden also said he’d like the DOJ to prosecute anyone who resists subpoenas from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s partisan Jan. 6 committee, in a clash with the DOJ claim that it would be making “independent decisions.”

The Examiner said then there’s the controversy over Ashley Biden’s diary.

“The FBI has conducted searches of at least two New York locations tied to the conservative investigative group Project Veritas and also searched the home of its founder James O’Keefe, reportedly in connection with the alleged theft of a diary belonging to Ashley Biden, the youngest daughter of the president,” the report said.

O’Keefe said his organization was offered the diary, but he turned it over to law enforcement.

Just days after the FBI raid, the New York Times had obtained “sensitive conversations between Project Veritas operatives and their lawyers,” and published some before being ordered by a judge to stop.

Then the DOJ has threatened, and in fact sued, states over election integrity efforts, which were prompted by evidence of wrongdoing during the 2020 presidential count.

Garland complained that one state law was created “with the purpose of denying or abridging the right of black” voters, prompting Georgia Gov.. Brian Kemp to accuse Garland of “weaponizing the U.S. Department of Justice to carry out their far-left agenda that undermines election integrity and empowers federal government overreach in our democracy.”

Also the DOJ took action against Texas when Biden insisted his appointees “see what steps the federal government can take to ensure that women in Texas have access to safe and legal abortions.”

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