Attorney General Merrick Garland responded to the false claims by former President Donald Trump and his allies that the Department of Justice’s investigation into Trump is being ordered by President Biden. The Department of Justice is currently investigating, and in a subsequent legal battle, with Trump over his mishandling of classified government documents. In the beginning of August, the FBI raided the former president’s residences in Florida and obtained hundreds and hundreds of classified documents that were not supposed to be in his possession.
REPORTER: “The number of President Trump's allies that have suggested, without any evidence, that you are conducting these investigations at the behest of the Biden White House. I just want to give you an opportunity to to address that.”
GARLAND: “I think the President made clear when he appointed me that he would not interfere with, in any way, any criminal investigations and he has stood by that and there's been no White House participation whatsoever.”