AG Garland leaves door open to formally charge Trump over Jan 6 as Dems build pressure for action

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In a recently conducted interview with NPR, Attorney General Merrick Garland appeared to leave open the possibility of former President Donald Trump being criminally charged in relation to the Jan. 6th riot at the U.S. Capitol.

In a write-up published Thursday, NPR noted that “Democrats in Congress and even some of Garland’s friends have worried he’ll shy away from the political firestorm that would result from charging a former commander-in-chief with a crime.”

The establishment outlet then published Garland’s response to apparently being questioned about this skepticism from Democrats and their allies.

“We are not avoiding cases that are political or cases that are controversial or sensitive. What we are avoiding is making decisions on a political basis, on a partisan basis,” the attorney general reportedly said.

“We begin with the cases that are right in front of us with the overt actions and then we build from there. And that is a process that we will continue to build until we hold everyone accountable who committed criminal acts with respect to January 6.”

While he didn’t name former President Trump, the context provided by NPR suggests that he’d basically said that Trump could wind up facing charges one day.

Of course, whether or not this will actually happen remains unclear, though it’s for certain that many members of the left have called for it:

Many members of the left have likewise slammed Garland for not having already charged the former president.

Look:

During his interview with NPR, Garland promised that he’s conducting “the most urgent investigation in the history of the Justice Department.”

He did not, however, explain why a one-day riot at the Capitol requires so much urgency but months and months of violent, deadly Black Lives Matter riots didn’t.

“Every FBI office, almost every U.S. attorney’s office in the country is working on this matter. We’ve issued thousands of subpoenas, seized and examined thousands of electronic devices, examined terabytes of data, thousands of hours of videos,” he added.

“People are working every day, 24-7, and are fully aware of how important this is. This had to do with the interference with the peaceful transfer of power from one administration to another. And it doesn’t get more important than that.”

Again, none of this was ever applied to BLM rioters. Nor is it being applied to the Antifa extremists who continue to wreak havoc on the West Coast thanks to the funding they collect from fundraisers like GoFundMe:

Despite Garland’s admission to NPR to having an obsessive, “urgent” interest in investigating the Jan. 6th riot, members of the left still remain angry at him — perhaps even more so now than before.

Some leftists are even calling for him to be ousted:

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