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Legal Experts: Today’s Remarks From AG Garland Make It Clear ‘Trump Should Not Sleep Well’

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 actions we have taken thus far will not be our last. The Justice Department remains committed to holding all January 6th perpetrators, at any level, accountable under law — whether they were present that day or were otherwise criminally responsible for the assault on our democracy.”

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.

By Andrew Bradford

Proud progressive journalist and political adviser living behind enemy lines in Red America.

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