Attorney General Merrick Garland Had a Lot to Answer For With His Appearance Before the Senate Judiciary Committee (Guest: Michael Letts)
Michael Letts comments on Garland’s testimony and what will happen next.
AG Garland appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee today to address several topics, including FBI and DOJ investigations, into Hunter Biden and more. But the real question is what comes next.
Garland made a general statement about trying to fight back against rising crime within the United States, but failed to provide any straightforward solution. “Every day, the 115,000 employees of the Justice Department work tirelessly to fulfill our mission: to uphold the rule of law, to keep our country safe, and to protect civil rights,” he noted, adding that his employees are making every effort for “our country’s democratic institutions.”
On top of that, Garland had made it clear that he wasn’t interfering with the ongoing investigation into Hunter Biden, President Joe Biden’s son. “I have pledged not to interfere with that investigation, and I have carried through on my pledge,” he explained. He also noted that the man leading the investigation, Delaware U.S. Attorney David C. Weiss, has “full authority” over the matter.
Another big topic in the Committee discussion involved an FBI field memo that suggested the Bureau was going after “radical traditionalist” Catholics and other types. Garland simply called it “appalling” and that the FBI has withdrawn it.
“The FBI is not targeting Catholics, and as I’ve said, this is an inappropriate memorandum. And it doesn’t reflect the methods that the FBI is supposed to be using – should not be relying on any single organization without doing its own work.”
Finally, he noted that the Department of Justice is not looking into parents making online complaints about schools. “We are not in any way trying to interfere with parents making complaints about the education of their children,” he stated.
But the question is…what now? Obviously, investigation into both Biden and the FBI and Department of Justice will continue, but what context did Garland truly provide in his discussion? With us now to break this down further is Michael Letts, a law enforcement veteran with over 30 years of experience under his belt. He serves as founder, president and CEO for InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. His expertise should prove most useful in this matter.
- Do you find it concerning that Attorney General Garland didn’t discuss the nature of the “appalling” memo more? He just seemed to dismiss it without much explanation as to how it came about.
- Do you believe Garland when he noted that he doesn’t believe they “have any informants aimed at Catholic churches”?
- Garland also noted that “We have a rule against investigations based on First Amendment activity, and Catholic churches are obviously First Amendment” during his discussion with the Committee. What do you make of this?
- Garland has made note that he isn’t interfering in the Biden probe in the least. But considering how closely he works with President Biden, what’s your take on this?
- He also noted that he “did not issue any memorandum directing the investigation of parents who are concerned about their children” through the Department of Justice. Do you think he might have been a bit stand-offish about the fact he noted him being repeatedly asked about the memorandum?
- Do you believe Garland’s comments assisted the Committee with its ongoing investigations? Or could they possibly ask him back for more answers?
- You’re the creator of InVest USA, an organization that provides bulletproof vests to police officers through various charitable groups and sponsorships. Tell us more about that, and why support for fellow officers is so important right now.
- We understand that InVest USA is also actively involved with Twitter. Where can interested parties learn more?
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About Michael Letts:
Michael Letts is the Founder, President, and CEO of InVest USA, a national grassroots non-profit organization that is helping hundreds of communities provide thousands of bulletproof vests for their police forces through educational, public relations, sponsorship, and fundraising programs. He also has over 30 years of law enforcement experience under his belt, hence his pro-police stance for his brothers and sisters in blue. Those interested in learning more about Letts can visit his official website here.