GOP Ignores Trump DOJ Inquiry

House Republicans dismissed the notion that the DOJ may indict erstwhile President Trump for his Jan. 6 actions.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy claimed there was nothing to prosecute Trump with, and Democrats know it. McCarthy also argued the DOJ has become too politicized and must stop.

A Sham and a Witch Hunt

Elise Stefanik reiterated McCarthy’s rejection of the agency investigating the ex-president.

Stefanik stated the DOJ and Biden’s presidency are politicized. After all, the U.S. Attorney’s Office declined to prosecute “Late Show” workers arrested for improper entry.

The Washington Post reported Tuesday the DOJ is investigating Trump’s activities during the Jan. 6 Capitol incident.

According to sources, investigators have asked witnesses about interactions with Trump, his attorneys, and other advocates of fake elector schemes.

Lawyers have reportedly obtained Mark Meadows’ call logs and interrogated Marc Short and Greg Jacob, two of Pence’s former top staffers.

Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified before the Jan. 6 Select Panel, is also participating in the DOJ’s probe.

The House Jan. 6 select panel held a series of hearings, concluding in a presentation blaming Trump for propagating false election fraud accusations, encouraging protestors to show up, and not acting promptly to deter rioters and break up the Capitol crowd.

The GOP establishment boycotted the panel after Pelosi vetoed two of McCarthy’s candidates, and it summoned five House Republicans, including McCarthy.

This conflict with the committee seems to have rendered Republicans suspicious of Justice Department probes.

Rep. Scott Perry, who was also subpoenaed, said he’d made many statements concerning the January 6 panel. He thinks it’s political. The political operation continues.

Rep. Byron Donalds called out the committee’s sham grand jury on national TV. He feels the committee’s and DOJ’s information-sharing should be investigated.

Donalds said any criminal charge based on committee testimony was “far-fetched.”

Rep. Jim Banks, one of McCarthy’s initial selections to sit on the Jan. 6 review panel, said it’s evident the DOJ has been so polarized that it lacks direction on the justice system.

Republicans must examine the DOJ when they get the majority.

Plans and Decisions

As November and the midterms approach, all eyes are on Attorney General Merrick Garland to see if he will prosecute the former president for his actions on Jan. 6.

Garland told NBC News on Tuesday they plan to hold anybody necessary criminally liable for the circumstances following Jan. 6 and for any attempt to impede the lawful transition of power.

When asked about the seismic ramifications of charging an ex-president, he said they don’t care. The attorney general dubbed the Jan. 6 probe the DOJ’s “most comprehensive.”

The Jan. 6 select panel could potentially report Trump’s Capitol riot role to the DOJ.

Rep. Liz Cheney, the panel’s deputy chair, told ABC’s “This Week” earlier this month there could be multiple criminal referrals. She said the Justice Department doesn’t need the panel’s criminal referral.

This article appeared in FreshOffThePress and has been published here with permission.