House Republicans are painting the Department of Justice as a political body as they cast aside any possibility former President Donald Trump could be indicted for his conduct on Jan. 6, 2021.
When House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA.) was asked if he was concerned about Trump being criminally charged, he responded, “There’s nothing here to charge them with, and they know it.”
He then went on to accuse the DOJ of being “political,” saying, “The one thing we know about the DOJ is how political they’ve become, and they got to stop being political.”
Chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, Rep. Elise Stefani (N.Y.), echoed McCarthy’s dismissal.
“We’ve seen a politicized DOJ and Biden administration,” Stefani noted before highlighting the incident in which the “U.S. Attorney and DOJ did not want to prosecute” employees from the “Late Show with Stephen Colbert” after they were arrested in the Capitol Complex for unlawful entry.
News that the DOJ’s investigation into the events of Jan. 6 turning to Trump first emerged in a Washington Post report published on Tuesday (July 26).
The report detailed how Grand Jury witnesses were asked about communications they had with Trump, his lawyers, and those within his inner circle as it related to the fake elector scheme.
But it’s not just a report about a — unconfirmed — probe by the DOJ that has increased speculation Trump would be indicted; instead, it’s the mountain of evidence brought forward by the Jan. 6 Select Committee that’s convinced many pundits Trump could be indicted.