When Attorney General Merrick Garland appears before an oversight hearing of the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, the big question will be whether he will be forthcoming in responding to questions, or cite “continuing investigations” to justify providing minimal or no information.
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), the judiciary panel’s chairman, expects, according to a spokesman, to focus on questions about the actions and lack thereof by two Special Counsels appointed by Garland—Jack Smith, who heads the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation of former President Donald Trump’s possession of classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago, Florida estate, and David Weiss, the Delaware U.S. Attorney who has been investigating Hunter Biden, the president’s son, for more than five years.
Mike Davis, a former Senate Judiciary Committee investigator and more recently founder of the Article III Project, told The Epoch Times that “House Republicans need to focus on Garland’s shield protecting leftist radicals and his sword attacking Republicans. Why did his DOJ give amnesty to paid abortion activists obstructing justice by threatening and intimidating Supreme Court justices and their families in their own homes?”
Davis was referring to demonstrations at the home of Supreme Court Justice Bret Kavanaugh following the leak of the draft decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization that reversed the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision legalizing abortion across the nation. At one point, a California man was arrested after telling authorities he was armed and traveled to Maryland to attack Justice Kavanaugh and his family.
Mr. Davis also pointed to DOJ’s conduct of multiple investigations of President Trump as an area that judiciary committee members should closely quiz Mr. Garland.
“Republicans need to get to the bottom of Garland’s involvement in the prosecutions of Donald Trump. Has Joe Biden, any White House aide, or other Biden-aligned individual ever discussed the Trump prosecutions with him? When was the last time he spoke with Jack Smith? What did they discuss? How often does Garland communicate with Smith? Did he have foreknowledge of the indictments in New York and Atlanta,” Mr. Davis said.
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