Former President Donald Trump has launched a strong attack on Lisa Monaco, the U.S. Deputy Attorney General alleging that she lied during an interview with ABC News regarding President Joe Biden’s purported lack of involvement in the Justice Department’s prosecution of Trump and his son, Hunter Biden.
Responding to Monaco’s ABC News interview, Trump posted on his social media platform, Truth Social, accusing ABC News of offering Monaco a “softball question” as reported by Raw Story on Monday, December 25, 2023.
Trump claimed that Monaco falsely stated that Biden had never discussed classified documents probes, the Hunter Biden investigation or Trump’s criminal cases or attempted to influence the Justice Department team..
Trump dismissed Monaco’s assertion that the Justice Department is not politicized, calling it a complete lie.
He went on to speculate about Monaco’s interactions suggesting that she regularly speaks with individuals he referred to as “Scum,” including Andrew Weissmann, a legal analyst for MSNBC who previously worked for Robert Mueller’s team investigating Trump’s Russia contacts.
“Lisa monaco’s fake answer, ‘No, and the Attorney General has been exceptionally clear on this point.’ What a complete lie,” Trump wrote.
“He speaks to them all the time and she speaks to Deranged Jack Smith and others. She also speaks to the Scum outside of her office, like Andrew Weissmann, essentially her boss, who has desperately fought for years to ‘get Trump,’ or the new attorney brought in to help Deranged Jack Smith?”
Trump further alleged, without providing evidence, that Biden urged Monaco and her boss Attorney General Merrick Garland to expedite criminal probes against him.
According to Trump, this was motivated by a desire for election interference and he accused Biden of trying to manipulate the Justice Department to act swiftly.
“It’s all about Election Interference and Biden was pushing Garland and Monaco to act, and fast,” he stated.
“They think the American public, and even the Supreme Court of the United States, are stupid. No, Crooked Joe Biden has never spoken to Garland or Monaco about Hunter or ‘Trump.’ That one gets, ‘lie of the year!'”
ABC News had reported Monaco’s remarks emphasizing her assertion that claims of the Justice Department’s politicization are a disservice to its dedicated personnel.
Monaco’s statement that Biden had not attempted to influence or interfere with the Justice Department’s decisions was presented in response to a question about the department’s independence.
Monaco has not publicly responded to Trump’s specific accusations as of yet