‘Why didn’t Merrick Garland ask for a special counsel?’ Pipa News

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On Monday, following news during an appearance on the FNC’s “Jesse Waters Primetime” that the FBI had raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, FL for unknown reasons, George Washington University Law School professor and constitutional scholar Jonathan Turley inquired. Why Attorney General Merrick Garland would not have proceeded with a special counsel before flagging off the raid.

According to Turley, the possible presence of politicization would necessitate an impartial investigation, which could have been carried out with a special counsel.

“Well, this is a breathtaking moment to conduct such a raid on a former president and potentially a future opponent of the current president,” he said. “My first reaction beyond shock is that it is shocking how this raid will go, but Merrick Garland decided not to hire a special counsel. If there was any evidence that supported the warrant, and apparently a The federal judge found that evidence, so why didn’t Merrick Garland ask to appoint a special counsel? You know, people like Archibald Cox and others are celebrated because we appointed a special counsel to look at Nixon. Why? It was because we wanted to reassure the American people that an investigation would not be political, in that case not influenced by Nixon himself.

“Now, here you have the past rival of the current president and the expected future opponent,” Turley continued. “I can’t imagine how Attorney General Garland would look at that situation and not see the absolute need for special counsel. And, instead, he raided it — the former president’s home. And it’s fueling that anger.” What you’ve already seen. Now, we don’t know what these allegations are. The assumption is that it’s related to January 6. We’ve seen warrants issued by the grand jury. I’ve looked at the evidence in that committee so far. have expressed doubts about the ability to impeach the President.”

“But, to me, there is an initial question of who ordered this type of raid,” he said. Merrick Garland has refused to appoint a special counsel to Hunter Biden. He has apparently not appointed a special counsel in the matter so far. I just can’t understand why. ,

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