Trump Corruption of DOJ Lingers Under Garland, Risks Precedent 1

Trump Corruption of DOJ Lingers Under Garland, Risks Precedent

 

Rachel Maddow reviews the abuse of the Department of Justice by Bill Barr in sacrificing justice to serve the political needs of Donald Trump, and notes that rather than cleaning the department with accountability for indulging that corruption, Attorney General Merrick Garland is apparently punishing none of it and even continuing some of it, risking a precedent that will surely be embraced by the next corrupt president. 
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87 comments

  1. The never ending, revolving door money game of election fundraising is killing the United States.

    1. @Dave Greene Democracy here is top money donors buying our politicians and getting them to work against us.
      Its as if you know nothing about how democracy works here.
      I’m telling you, a few more dark billions in our politics and we can be a shining city on a hill, a beacon of democracy to the world.

    2. WTF is going on at the DOJ? Now they’re calling Lafayette park a park police fencing job. It is absolutely ludicrous to assert this. Is Biden afraid of stoking a new insurrection and bending over for Trump? WTF!!! Garland is a disaster and Biden is a PSSY. He will lay prostrate on the floor while Trump walks all over him. So Sick of limp democrats.

  2. There’s no excuse for Biden’s AG to hide Trump’s culpability in any capacity whatsoever! He needs to be in prison for his crimes now!

  3. When you think Trump and his allies are corrupt, think B I G: The entire Republica party is corrupt.

    1. @Phil Hunt So true. Hillary never failed at a coup. She’s always successful with them like in Honduras in 2009. Yes yes, I know she “condemned” it but those were just words.

    2. @Sean Hovan Hillary is the source of the present neo-McCarthyism that’s infected America. The corporate Dems don’t like what you say about them? “You’re a Russian!”

    3. @Sean Hovan I can give you an example of voter suppression: in 2016, over 120,000 registered Democrats were purged from the rolls for the Dem primary in New York State…but that’s not the type of voter suppression the DNCstans here want to hear about

    4. become educated.trumps policies were better then your fake president bidan .hes a trader .a crook. hes destroying our america.get educated . all she talks abought is trump what is she so scared of /our economy was way better off with trump ….FACT

    5. @Phil Hunt Hillary was Biden with real hair, Biden is Hillary with implant hair plugs, neither of them will ever lead the globalist controlled Democrats

    1. Biden telegraphed this to the nation during the campaign many times. He will not prosecute Trump. Period.

      This is why I voted 3rd party and I would do it again.

    2. First of all if the justice department is defending Trump they don’t have to do that anymore because I believe he is already out of the USA being replaced by a double of him after listening to his last speech a few days ago. He does not even look like himself anymore & talk like himself anymore. If this is true I believe he is going to USA jail soon & will end up like Jeffrey Epstein in USA jail because he knows to much for his own good & you can include Russia on that besides both political parties. The playground of Trump was also Democratic Heaven with all his Taxes, etc. – the City & State of New York with many connections also through ethnic background of his entire private staff, children, etc.

  4. Imagine how conservatives would be crying if it was Biden investigating Fox News journalists.

    1. THAT SHOULD HAVE LONG BEEN DONE!!! If FOX isn’t tied to Putin, I’ll eat my hat!

      You know, I find this little piece of trivia amusingly ironic …in numerology,
      F=6, O=6, X=6
      FOX = 666
      It’s also literally a beast.
      LOL! Feel free to use this to shut up any Fox watching Trump supporting fascist evangelicals that you encounter.
      Enjoy!

    1. He does not want to do that and it’s clear. They are just as corrupt as trump administration.

    2. @Diana Prince ain’t that some $hit. They spent 4 years telling us how corrupt the DOJ was corrupt under Dump but are yet to do anything to hold them accountable. This is pathetic.

    3. @Brian Wade This is the part where I remind you that Biden is Commander in Chief of the US military and can act unilaterally as such. (Recall that President Truman as CiC desegregated the entire US military in a week’s time.)

      I assume you already heard Michael Flynn will not be investigated nor court marshaled by the US Army for publicly advocating a military coup.

      Who is the direct supervisor/CO of the Secretary of the Army? Joe Biden.

    4. “Trump Corruption of DOJ Lingers Under Garland, Risks Precedent” That’s why I believe Democracy in the USA will fail. But not only in the Justice Department but the Defense Department, private IRS, the Capitol building riot, Fulton County, Georgia Investigation of Trump, especially the New York City & State investigation, etc. The Trump investigators of Trump, his children, Gaetz, etc. will just say we could not find anything criminal with them at all while all the criminal information is right under their noses & some of these goons are Democrats also loyal to Trump & his children. I believe the most important area for Trump, his children, Gaetz, & other high ranking Republicans & Democrats is the Treasury Department especially the private IRS (that I believe Russia is also involved with) which involves Money for them. Has there been any kind of investigation at all of the private IRS, or a investigation of the Trump appointee head of the IRS concerning these so called billionaires like Trump who pay no Taxes almost every year? Not to my knowledge & there never will be because both political parties are protecting themselves leading to failed Democracy. So far the only person in the current Federal Department I have respect for is Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas who fired almost every member of Homeland Security Advisory Council (about 30 members on the Council) – some members had been installed under Trump & some were also Democrats. I believe that is the sacrifice you have to make to get rid of the Trump swamp & what lurks inside.

  5. This government is acting like our adversaries, it seems we are no longer a democracy.

    1. And it ends with the other guys gradual return to power in 2022, more in 2024 and it starts all over again. DOJ will prosecute the average American, but not the powerful. They’re all slugs.

  6. When you allow one person to have overwhelming power, even above the law, without accountability. Corruption is inevitable.

  7. Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse….I can’t believe how Trump keeps slithering away from justice. This country is a very scary place to be right now.

    1. “This country is a very scary place to be right now.”
      Do explain exactly what about the country is scaring you and give an example of 1 or 2 countries you would like to transfer to because they are doing it right.

    2. @billycarson
      Well, that’s quite a conspiracy you cooked up.
      Have you checked under the beds at mar a lago?

    1. Right, abandon ship! Look, we have to work harder to make this work for all of us. What’s the alternative to America? And what do you think will happen when US goes down?

    2. “Trump Corruption of DOJ Lingers Under Garland, Risks Precedent” That’s why I believe Democracy in the USA will fail. But not only in the Justice Department but the Defense Department, private IRS, the Capitol building riot, Fulton County, Georgia Investigation of Trump, especially the New York City & State investigation, etc. The Trump investigators of Trump, his children, Gaetz, etc. will just say we could not find anything criminal with them at all while all the criminal information is right under their noses & some of these goons are Democrats also loyal to Trump & his children. I believe the most important area for Trump, his children, Gaetz, & other high ranking Republicans & Democrats is the Treasury Department especially the private IRS (that I believe Russia is also involved with) which involves Money for them. Has there been any kind of investigation at all of the private IRS, or a investigation of the Trump appointee head of the IRS concerning these so called billionaires like Trump who pay no Taxes almost every year? Not to my knowledge & there never will be because both political parties are protecting themselves leading to failed Democracy. So far the only person in the current Federal Department I have respect for is Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas who fired almost every member of Homeland Security Advisory Council (about 30 members on the Council) – some members had been installed under Trump & some were also Democrats. I believe that is the sacrifice you have to make to get rid of the Trump swamp & what lurks inside.

    3. @billycarson These past 5 years have been extremely troubling. Democrats and Mueller had ample opportunity to have Trump prosecuted criminally and they passed. Too passive, too polite, and too forgiving. They still are. Meanwhile, I work in a city where a black man stole a slice of pizza from a teenager on the pier and he was sentenced to 25 years to life.

  8. Jeez. First hearing Kamala say so starkly, “Do not come,” to people who are in peril. And now this.

    Not feeling very hopeful today.

    1. Ya, Biden’s presidency is a complete JOKE! And Harris is even more of a Joke. America is in great danger! We need President Trump back ASAP!

    2. @Pete Mitchell No Pete,
      We do not need TRUMP BACK, you may want that but, we the ppl voted him out, and he is going to STAY OUT!!! 45 is a waste of good OXYGEN, he is corrupt, a liar and a RACIST, and if you agree with 45 then you are one in the same!!! A bunch of BOTTOMFEEDERs!!!

  9. When the head of the Department of “Justice” blocks exposing illegal activates of the previous DOJ leadership it teaches us that the DOJ is a basket full of rotten apples.

    1. Need to clean out all Trump’s Commrades. They’re sharing DOJ classified information with Russian Intelligence.

    2. He’s following Biden’s orders. Garland is a Biden appointee. Agreeing not to prosecute Trump was a condition of his nomination. US Presidents do not prosecute their predecessors. Never have, never will.

  10. I used to feel bad for Garland. I’m super disappointed in him. The federal government doesn’t owe don the con anything else.

    1. @Green Macaroni It’s great to ‘see’ you JulieO!! I’m still around… I just kinda “weirded out”, I guess! Still love all of you!!

  11. This is why truthful journalism with integrity is so important, or else how will we know about this kind of stuff ?

    1. Your really setting an incredibly low bar on iq if your gonna say the least trusted newscaster has integrity.

    2. @BLACK PROP There are virtually no journalists left. They are mostly opinionists with agendas. Especially this hateful cow.

    3. @Chris James i prefer these little youtubers that give the news at least their viewers hold them accountable.

    4. @BLACK PROP Absolutely agree. When I say there are few journalists left, I meant mainstream broadcasters.

  12. Joe Biden should seriously consider removing Merrick Garland and replacing him ASAP he is too weak and justice will not be served and we will see more corruption going on in the justice department.

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