by Curt_Anderson on March 10, 2022 9:00 pm
You were almost correct. It wasn't quite the tomorrow to the day I posted the above article, but it was only a day away when the usually reticent Merrick Garland shared his prosecution plans. --CA
Garland says the Jan. 6 investigation won't end until everyone is held accountable
(NPR)On his first anniversary as attorney general, Merrick Garland said he's committed to unraveling the conspiracy behind the storming of the U.S. Capitol, in what he calls "the most urgent investigation in the history of the Justice Department."
Members of the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot have asserted that former President Donald Trump could be charged with conspiracy and obstruction for his actions. But Democrats in Congress and even some of Garland's friends have worried he'll shy away from the political firestorm that would result from charging a former commander in chief with a crime.
"We are not avoiding cases that are political or cases that are controversial or sensitive," the attorney general said in an exclusive interview with NPR. "What we are avoiding is making decisions on a political basis, on a partisan basis."
As I suggested above, the DOJ will do what they always do in organized crime and conspiracy cases: start with the underlings and work their way upwards to the top.
"We begin with the cases that are right in front of us with the overt actions and then we build from there," Garland said. "And that is a process that we will continue to build until we hold everyone accountable who committed criminal acts with respect to Jan. 6.
Two guesses as to who the "everyone" Garland might have in mind.
by HatetheSwamp on March 11, 2022 4:07 am
Merrick Garland. Best known, now, for this:
Garland Defends Decision to Mobilize FBI Against Threats to School Board Members
Still, like pret'near every American, I join you in the conviction that every offender should be held accountable.
Unlike you, I'm convinced that, in the end, Trump will be determined only to have engaged in an aggressive effort to use the Electoral Count Act of 1887 to legitimately reverse the result of the 020 election.
But, keep a good thought...
Tomorrow, tomorrow, I love you. Tomorrow...Bet your bottom dollar.