Here’s what Garland had to say…
After intense blowback from the American people, Attorney General Merrick Garland decided to hold a press conference to discuss the matters surrounding the FBI’s raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home in Florida.
Garland appeared before the American people and attempted to explain himself by suggesting that the raid was only conducted because Trump had already received a subpoena in the spring to hand over the documents which they claim he kept after leaving the White House.
Garland is trying to suggest that Trump is a liar and trying to gain support from voters by using the raid in his favor.
According to the New York Times, the subpoena which AG Garland claims Trump ignored is what prompted his home being raided by the FBI.
Garland went on to explain the actions of the FBI by claiming they were only doing what they were instructed to do which was retrieve multiple boxes worth of documents which belonged to the National Archives and the Justice Department.
Furthermore, Garland admitted that he “personally approved” the decision for the FBI to raid Trump’s home.
“Since I became attorney general, I have made clear that the Department of Justice will speak through its court filings and its work just now,” Garland claimed. “The Justice Department has filed a motion in the southern district of Florida to unseal a search warrant and property receipt relating to a court approved search that the FBI conducted earlier this week. That search was a premises located in Florida belonging to the former president.”
“Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of Justice Department and of our democracy,” Garland added. “Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly without fear or favor under my watch. That is precisely what the Justice Department is doing.”
Garland latter added, “We do that to protect the constitutional rights of all Americans and to protect the integrity of our investigations. Federal law, longstanding department rules and our ethical obligations prevent me from providing further details as to the basis of the search.”