UPDATE: Garland has now admitted to personally approving the raid.
Attorney General Merrick Garland was asked twice by reporters about the Mar-a-Lago raid. And twice he refused to answer.
This Newsweek story, supposedly from an inside source, claims that Garland didn’t specifically approve the raid.
The senior Justice Department source says that Garland was regularly briefed on the Records Act investigation, and that he knew about the grand jury and what material federal prosecutors were seeking. He insists, though, that Garland had no prior knowledge of the date and time of the specific raid, nor was he asked to approve it. “I know it’s hard for people to believe,” says the official, “but this was a matter for the U.S. Attorney and the FBI.”
The language here is ambiguous. It seems implausible that Garland would not have okayed such a move and while he might have avoided knowing about the timing, it’s implausible that he wouldn’t have signed off on the tactic itself.
Garland keeps dodging accountability even while the media goes back and forth on whether the DOJ is being “politicized”.
Considering that the Garland regime just launched an effort to lynch the police officers who shot back at Breonna Taylor’s drug dealer boyfriend, and insisted on talking about that rather than his decision to raid a former president in pursuit of his administration’s political goals, there’s really little to no ambiguity here.
Garland’s DOJ has always been politicized. But what Democrat DOJ hasn’t been? The corruption of Janet Reno’s DOJ paled before Eric Holder’s crimes. Garland is a pale apparatchik whose job is following in their footsteps.