Attorney General Merrick Garland spent three days in silence, but he’s finally spoken out about the FBI raid on former President Donald Trump’s home at Mar-a-Lago.
“I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant in this matter,” Garland said.
“Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and our democracy,” he said.
Mar-a-Lago Truth Comes Out
“Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly without fear or favor,” Garland added.
“Garland added the Department of Justice (DOJ) had filed the motion to unseal parts of the warrant, citing ‘substantial public interest’ in the details,” Breitbart reports.
He also claimed the Justice Department previously tried to resolve issues with Trump through “less intrusive means.”
“I will not stand by silently when their integrity is unfairly attacked,” Garland said, calling FBI and DOJ officials “dedicated, patriotic public servants.”
Garland did not take questions after his statement.
“This is all I can say right now,” he said.
Elected Republicans demanded the Department of Justice and the FBI explain the reason for the raid on a former president of the United States, who is very likely to challenge Biden again in the 2024 presidential election.
Sen. John Cornyn issued a statement demanding an explanation for the raid.
“The American people deserve an honest explanation,” Cornyn wrote. “The longer the AG remains silent, the more this looks like a brazen abuse of power.”
“President Joe Biden and the White House continue refusing to address the alarming incident, defending the independence of the Justice Department and repeatedly insisting they had no prior knowledge of the raid,” reported Breitbart.
“The president is currently on a week-long vacation at Kiawah Island, which is off the coast of South Carolina,” reported Breitbart.
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