The leftists went into an emotional tirade on Twitter Tuesday night based on an article that Reuters wrote with the headline of “Biden’s Justice Department May Defend Trump in Capitol Lawsuits.”
That’s the headline in their story as it appeared on Twitter feeds.
The left went apoplectic when the story appeared on Twitter and other other lazy media outlets picked it up and ran with it.
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Many of the fake news leftist Democrat stenographers dropped the word “analysis” from the start of the headline which appears in the actual Reuters story if click on it and actually read it.
Twitter was ablaze with all kinds of nasty words from the left for the Biden administration, the DOJ and AG Merrick Garland.
True to form, you could tell that the leftists don’t care about laws.
They don’t care about equal justice.
They care about OUTCOMES and to them, Attorney General Merrick Garland is currently acting like a traitor.
To the left, who are only headline readers, this announcement from Reuters was a done deal and they weren’t happy.
But the article was only an ANALYSIS of what might happen based on previous positions taken by the DOJ including the defense of Trump in the court case against E. Jean Carroll who said that Trump raped her 25 years ago and lied about it while he was in the Oval Office.
In this case, the DOJ has taken Trump’s side and have argued that presidents have sweeping immunity for their comments in office.
No kidding. Presidents get first amendment rights. Who knew?
The DOJ argument read that although Trump’s remarks were “without question unnecessary and inappropriate” that he was acting within the scope of his office when he made them. “Elected officials can – and often must – address allegations that inspire doubt about their suitability for office. Speaking to the public and the press on matters of public concern is undoubtedly part of an elected official’s job.”
Fast forward to some new cases against Trump, including a case filed by two Capitol police officers who want Trump held liable for injuries suffered during the January 6th riots at the Capitol.
But the DOJ has already set a precedent on this issue with the other Trump lawsuit.
The Reuters article was backed by lawyers and constitutional scholars who said that Biden’s DOJ could use the same immunity argument in trials concerning January 6th cases if they are brought into the case.
According to Reuters, Laurence Tribe, a Harvard University constitutional law professor and a frequent critic of Trump came to the conclusion that “It would be very difficult for the Justice Department to change course now. The Titanic is aimed at the iceberg.”
Jessee Binnall, a lawyer who is defending Trump in the Capitol police case and some other Trump cases has not commented if he’ll seek the DOJ’s intervention on Trump’s behalf. If so, the Justice Dept. would have to take a position.
Even if Binnall doesn’t ask for DOJ involvement, he can still use the DOJ’s past arguments about immunity to defend Trump.
The trolls on Twitter weren’t the only ones with their pitchforks out over the DOJ defending Trump in legal challenges.
Several progressive Democrats sent Garland a letter which laughably said, “We strongly encourage you to do more to reestablish DOJ’s commitment to accountability, transparency, and the separation of powers.”
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That’s rich. Separation of powers is the last thing they want. To them, everyone must be a Democrat drone. Keep in line. Be part of the Borg (Star Trek reference).
Leftists don’t like the fact that the DOJ is defending Trump in ANYTHING no matter who is on the right side of the law.
Garland, to his credit, has pushed back against the whiners. He said that his goal is to ensure that there would “not be one rule for Democrats and another for Republicans, that there not be one rule for friends and another for foes.”
He also said the Justice Department had a duty to follow the law rather than to protect any administration. He said, “Sometimes it means we have to make a decision about the law that we never would have made and that we strongly disagree with as a matter of policy.”
Imagine that. A Democrat AG who talks about following the law.
This is definitely NOT music to Democrat ears though and the Washington Post has already written an opinion piece about how Garland is the wrong man for the job.
They want a partisan hack. They want an unlawful law guy going after Democrat enemies.
Garland is not currently doing the bidding of the corrupt Democrat party. For shame, for shame.