Garland defends handling of investigations into classified Biden and Trump documents

Earlier this month, Garland appointed a special counsel to determine whether the laws were broken due to the presence of the apparently classified documents at the Penn Biden Center in Washington and later at Biden’s home in Delaware.

Asked if he regretted the way cases had been handled so far, Garland called law enforcement’s decisions “appropriate” and unaffected by politics.

“That’s what we’ve done and that’s what we will continue to do,” Garland said, flanked by a Justice Department task force tasked with handling the fallout from the Supreme Court’s decision in June to strike down the federal constitutional right to abortion.

While Garland said Monday that the Justice Department has prosecuted cases related to Trump and Biden “regardless of who the subjects are,” there remain special protections for a sitting president under longstanding legal opinions. of the Ministry of Justice. These views rule out criminal charges against a president while he remains in office, but they do not rule out the possibility of such charges once a president leaves office.


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