The Breitbart report highlights President Joe Biden’s alleged pressure on Attorney General Merrick Garland in 2022 to prosecute former President Donald Trump. The New York Times had previously covered Biden’s frustration with Garland’s perceived lack of prosecution against Trump in an article published on April 2, 2022.
The Times reported that Biden’s “deliberative approach” through Garland had caused frustration among Democratic allies and, at times, even with President Biden himself. The report claimed that Biden, as late as the previous year, had confided in his inner circle, expressing his belief that Trump was a threat to democracy and should face prosecution.
The resurfaced report gained attention in light of recent legal challenges faced by Donald Trump at both the state and federal levels. In response to the revelation, Trump asserted, “I told you so!” He criticized Biden, stating that Biden couldn’t fight for himself and was using the Justice Department to campaign against him, characterizing the situation as a “Banana Republic.” Trump urged Biden to “fight fair and square” and criticized what he called “fake political indictments,” cautioning against setting a dangerous precedent.
PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN PRESSURED ATTORNEY GENERAL MERRICK GARLAND IN 2022 TO PROSECUTE FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP, A RESURFACED NEW YORK TIMES REPORT SAYS.
THE REPORT, WHICH REEMERGED THURSDAY ON X, APPEARS TO BE ATTRACTING ATTENTION BECAUSE OF THE RECENT LEGAL ATTACKS AGAINST TRUMP:
TIMES REPORTERS KATIE BENNER, KATIE ROGERS, AND MICHAEL S. SCHMIDT PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE ON APRIL 2, 2022, ABOUT BIDEN’S FRUSTRATION WITH GARLAND ABOUT THE LACK OF PROSECUTION AGAINST TRUMP, ACCORDING TO TWO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH BIDEN’S COMMENTS.
“THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S DELIBERATIVE APPROACH HAS COME TO FRUSTRATE DEMOCRATIC ALLIES OF THE WHITE HOUSE AND, AT TIMES, PRESIDENT BIDEN HIMSELF,” THE TIMES REPORTED. “AS RECENTLY AS LATE LAST YEAR, MR. BIDEN CONFIDED TO HIS INNER CIRCLE THAT HE BELIEVED FORMER PRESIDENT DONALD J. TRUMP WAS A THREAT TO DEMOCRACY AND SHOULD BE PROSECUTED, ACCORDING TO TWO PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH HIS COMMENTS.”
DONALD TRUMP RESPONDED BY SAYING “I TOLD YOU SO!”
TRUMP ALSO ADDED, “HE CAN’T FIGHT FOR HIMSELF BECAUSE HE IS DEFENSELESS AND INEPT, SO HE IS USING HIS JUSTICE DEPARTMENT TO DO THE CAMPAIGNING FOR HIM. BANANA REPUBLIC.”
The exchange underscores the ongoing political and legal tensions surrounding the actions and investigations involving former President Donald Trump, highlighting the intersection of legal proceedings and political dynamics in the United States.