Attorney General Merrick Garland said today that the Justice Department will continue the investigation of the horror that transpired during the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection and follow the evidence wherever it leads.
The mention of holding all perpetrators “at any level” accountable caught the ear of several legal experts who noted that it’s a clear signal the DOJ is indeed looking to charge failed, one-term former President Donald Trump if the evidence supports such a prosecution.
Former White House counsel John Dean weighed in on Twitter:
Civil rights attorney Andrew Laufer echoed Dean and also slapped down someone who tried to belittle his take on what Garland said:
Others then joined the debate:
Merrick Garland may not be operating on the schedule that pleases the masses, but he’s clearly taking his job seriously. And he just let the world know that no one will get a free pass if they took part in the terror of Jan. 6.