Merrick Garland Says He Would Resign if Biden Ordered Him to Take Action Against Trump

 October 4, 2023

There has been a lot of speculation and allegations against Attorney General Merrick Garland when it comes to the indictments against Donald Trump.

This past weekend, Garland did an interview with "60 Minutes," where he was asked very directly about these allegations.

Talking Points…

  • Trump indictments
  • Garland response
  • My Two Cents…

The Trump Indictments

Trump is now facing a stack of legal cases, including four indictments (two state and two federal). This includes a state case in Fulton County, a state case in New York for fraud, a federal lawsuit for obstruction related to classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, and the January 6 case.

Trump also has a civil case in New York being prosecuted by Letitia James and a civil case brought by E. Jean Carroll for slander. Carroll has already won her first case, with a second tied to comments made by Trump immediately after that judgment.

The case currently being tried was brought by New York Attorney General Letitia James for alleged fraud.

Everyone is raising their backs because the cases all seemed to come to fruition right around the same time.

Every time Joe Biden had a negative news cycle, conveniently, either a new indictment or additional charges were announced.

There have been allegations by Trump and his surrogates that these indictments were coordinated so they would be stacked up during the primary and general election schedule.

Furthermore, it has been alleged that the DOJ coordinated with state officials, specifically between Special Counsel Jack Smith and Fulton County DA Fani Willis, to plan out the indictments as noted above.

Merrick Garland

During the "60 Minutes" interview this past weekend, Garland was asked if he was purposely trying to ruin Trump's re-election chances with these indictments.

He responded:

"That's absolutely not true. Justice Department prosecutors are non-partisan, they don't allow partisan considerations to play any role in their determinations.

"The most important part of the regulations is that the special counsel is not subject to the day-to-day supervision of anyone in the Justice Department."

Garland was then asked what he would do if Joe Biden specifically asked him to take action against Donald Trump.

He responded:

"I am sure that that will not happen, but I would not do anything in that regard. And if necessary, I would resign. But there is no sense that anything like that will happen."

Garland later reiterated that the White House is, in no way, influencing these decisions.

My Two Cents…

This all comes down to whether we believe Garland or not, and I do not.

I have never seen someone shake so badly under questioning, and when Garland is being questioned in committee, he looks terrified.

You also have to look at the timing of these investigations, which have been going on for years. Surely it is not a coincidence that they all wrapped up at precisely the same time, oddly enough to coordinate with the primary and general election schedule.

Rule #39… just saying.

This is a dream scenario for Joe Biden as a presidential candidate.

While this civil trial will be wrapped up before the primary election, it should not have too much of an impact because no prison sentence is associated with it.

The criminal cases, however, will be happening in the midst of the primary schedule, which could go on for months with the mountain of evidence prosecutors plan on bringing against Trump.

The point is, Trump could very well win the primary, then get convicted, at which point his support plummets down to about 30%, which would hand Joe Biden the election, regardless of how badly he is doing.

There could be a significant wrench that nobody sees coming, however, in the form of Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

If RFK runs as an independent, and he has said that he plans to, he could get the support of voters who are bailing on Trump but still refuse to vote for Biden. He could also get the Democrat vote who want to see someone other than Biden running.

If we have a three-way race, with Trump having already lost a criminal case, we could actually see a third-party candidate win a presidential election.

It's just something to chew on from yours truly as we watch these cases play out.

About Jerry McConway

Jerry McConway is an independent political author and investigator who lives in Dallas, Texas. He has spent years building a strong following of readers who know that he will write what he believes is true, even if it means criticizing politicians his followers support. His readers have come to expect his integrity.

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