On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland said he had not been directed to indict former President Donald Trump by President Joe Biden.
During a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, Trump denied making any “false assertions.” This was in response to questions raised by far-left Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California.
Senate hopeful Adam Schiff of California brought up Trump’s appearance on Meet The Press to criticize the president. Trump said in the interview that Attorney General Garland was ordered to indict him by President Joe Biden.
When Trump said, “President Biden urged me to indict you,” was he “telling the truth or lying?” Schiff questioned.
Garland said the special counsel decided to indict, and no one had given him orders. He avoided answering the Shciff’s repeated question about whether Trump was telling the truth, but the Attorney General would not say that Trump was “lying” and repeated that he had not been told to seek any indictments.
Garland’s special counsel appointment, former FBI director Jack Smith, has obtained indictments against Trump and some of his allies in two cases: one involving Trump’s alleged handling of classified documents after leaving office and the other involving alleged efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Trump, facing more indictments in New York and Georgia, has denied wrongdoing, pleaded not guilty, and maintains that the charges against him result from a politically motivated witch hunt.
Garland was questioned about the ongoing criminal investigation of President Trump’s son Hunter during the hearing on Wednesday. Garland claimed he has been impartial as attorney general by avoiding making political choices.
I am not the president’s lawyer; the president has acknowledged as much, and I reiterate it here and now.
Both Biden and Trump have launched campaigns for reelection in 2024.
Trump faces four felony accusations. Despite this, he is far and away the most popular contender for the Republican nomination, receiving over 55% of the vote. In addition, if he were to face Biden again in 2020, the RealClearPolitics average of surveys would show that he would win.
There will be a presidential election in a little over 400 days.