Biden White House Gets Absolutely Nailed on Hypocrisy Regarding Politicization of the DOJ

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Last Friday, the current occupant of the Oval Office was specifically asked if he believed Attorney General Merrick Garland’s Dept. of Justice should proceed with prosecuting anyone who defied House subpoenas related to testimony regarding the Capitol riot investigation. He was asked directly in response to reports that Steve Bannon, a senior White House advisor to former President Trump in the early months of his presidency, said through his lawyer that he would not comply with the subpoena served to him by the Democrat-run House panel who are purportedly investigating the events of January 6th.

Here’s what Biden said, according to CNN:

Asked by CNN’s Kaitlan Collins what his message is to those who refuse subpoenas from the panel, Biden said, “I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable.”

Pressed on whether he thinks those people should be prosecuted by the department, the President said, “I do, yes.”

Even as White House press secretary Jen Psaki tried to smooth things over with a tweet proclaiming Biden “supports the work of the committee and the independent role of the Department of Justice to make any decisions about prosecutions,” the DOJ was not amused, issuing a short statement late Friday evening pushing back on Biden’s meddling.

“The Department of Justice will make its own independent decisions in all prosecutions based solely on the facts and the law. Period. Full stop,” DOJ spokesman Anthony Coley stated.

Fast forward to today, and during the daily White House briefing, Fox News reporter Peter Doocy repeatedly pressed Psaki on this issue, asking numerous times why this didn’t represent a clear breaking of Biden’s campaign promise not to politicize the DOJ. Watch as she laughably claims he did no such thing, and proceeds to default to a (paraphrasing) “at least he didn’t use his office to incite an insurrection” dodge as though that made Biden’s answer any less troubling:

Just pathetic, and so typical coming from this administration, which gets exposed just about every day not practicing what they preach and then trying to make lame excuses for it like it was no big deal that the President of the United States got caught saying or doing something he’s demanded others not do.

This is reminiscent of him and other members of the administration including Psaki rushing to weigh in on the alleged “whipping” of Haitian migrants by border patrol agents on horseback several weeks ago, even as facts were still coming in that completely undercut the sensational claims made by the El Paso Times and a flack for failed 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro.

“To see people treated like they did? Horses running them over? People being strapped? It’s outrageous. I promise you, those people will pay,” Biden promised, all but assuring that the agents – if charged with anything – were not likely to get a fair hearing or trial, should it come to that.

But as is always the case with Democrats, it’s “different” when they do it (even though on the flip side when they accuse Republicans of it it is rarely true). Outside of Fox News and maybe the New York Post, there will be no hyperventilating cable news network panels panicking about Biden’s politicization of the DOJ, something that is especially dangerous considering that the Capitol riot revolved in part around the belief that he wasn’t legitimately elected President.

In fact, we’re already in “Move Along, Nothing to See” territory on this one as far as the media is concerned, but just because that’s how it’s shaping up, it’s still a serious issue that should not be ignored by voters, especially going into the 2022 midterms.

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