(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- After MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow mentioned a Justice Department letter on her program on Monday, liberals and other Trump detractors renewed their calls for Attorney General Merrick Garland to be fired on Twitter.
According to Maddow, the May 25 memo extended guidance from William Barr, who was the attorney general at the time, that said probes into presidential campaigns had to be approved by the attorney general. The document underlined the requirement to prevent any indication that election outcomes had been influenced.
The memo stated that department personnel must also abide by the additional requirements issued by the Attorney General on February 5, 2020, governing the opening of criminal and counterintelligence investigations by the Department, including its law enforcement agencies, related to politically sensitive individuals and entities.
Barr’s 2020 memo mandated that the attorney general’s written consent be obtained through the deputy attorney general before beginning an investigation into “a declared candidate for president or vice president, a presidential campaign or a senior presidential staff member or adviser,” according to The New York Times.
Author Don Winslow tweeted that Merrick Garland has now wholly accepted, backed, and extended Bill Barr’s 2020 DOJ strategy through the 2022 and 2024 elections. He said Garland had strengthened the bad faith strategy of the historically most corrupt Attorney General.
The disclosure sparked new demands for Garland’s dismissal.
According to Steve Schmidt of the Lincoln Project, an anti-Trump group, Biden should remove Garland & replace him with an AG who will execute the law and not bend to politics and worry regarding reputation.
“This is Trump’s get out of jail free card.” “Unacceptable,” Schmidt said.
Former Republican Cheri Jacobus tweeted that Dems should march down Pennsylvania Avenue and demand Biden fire Merrick Garland NOW.
Andrew Weissmann has served as an associate US attorney in Brooklyn.
Weissmann criticized the Department of Justice for conducting a “bottom-up” criminal probe and seemingly favoring the Jan. 6 rioters over the former president. Based on his own experience, Weissmann argued that the public hearings of the Jan. 6 select committee “should urge the Justice Department to rethink its strategy” and that this “is actually the incorrect way to investigate the Jan. 6 uprising.”