There were no major developments in any of the four courtrooms last week, but the judges in these cases are evaluating some pretrial issues that we expect.
Many eyes were on Attorney General Merrick Garland, who testified before the Republican-led House Judiciary Committee for the trial. This is the first time since the Justice Department indicted Trump – twice (first in Florida, then in Washington DC). However, lawmakers did not question Garland much about the Trump affairs, instead asking him about the Hunter Biden investigation.
Garland nevertheless alluded to prosecutors and agents working on Trump’s federal trials, saying Justice Department officials and employees, particularly those working on high-profile investigations, face “astonishing threats.” .
“We will do our work without outside interference,” he said.
(Read our profile of Garland here and our report on his day on Capitol Hill here.)