(CBrief) – Republican Missouri Sen. Josh Hawley believes that Attorney General Merrick Garland should be removed from his position.
He appeared on the Fox News show “Hannity” on Friday and accused the attorney general, The Department of Justice and the FBI of “abusing” their power to attack political enemies.
“Let me ask you this — are these whistleblowers talking about people within the FBI protecting the Biden family, and more specifically Hunter Biden and the information on his laptop? Are these whistleblowers also talking about the large extent of investigations into parents that speak out at school board meetings? Are these whistleblowers out there talking about how if there’s anything Donald Trump there’s a separate system of justice in the Department of Justice, are they saying those things?” the host said.
“I think we’re seeing all of the above, Sean. And I can just tell you, from the whistleblowers that I’ve seen from Senator Grassley who have come to him about how the FBI is being abused, how this Justice Department is using it to go after Trump, how they’re using it to try to shield Hunter Biden, we’ve had whistleblowers come forward and say the Biden administration lied about the Afghan refugees that we actually have hundreds, hundreds of potential terrorists in this country because they didn’t vet the Afghan refugees, they brought them into the country and just released them,” the senator said.
“We’ve had — we’ve had whistleblowers come forward about how DHS lied about the disinformation board. It’s across the board, Sean. I mean, we’re seeing this in all the different agencies and the consistent theme is the Biden people are abusing the law, they’re abusing the procedures and they’re doing it to go after their political opponents. They’re doing it to try to cover their own tracks and it’s wrong,” he said.
“Do you think Director Wray the FBI and do you think the attorney general are up to their job?” the host said.
“No, no, they both — neither of them are. Both of them should go. They should both have resigned a long time ago. They should have been fired. And as to the attorney general, I believe that he should be removed if he will not step down,” the senator said.
An attorney for former President Donald Trump said that she is disturbed by the leaks coming from the Department of Justice regarding the raid on Mar-a-Lago.
“This is incredibly disturbing to me in terns of leaks coming from the Justice Department,” Alina Habba said Wednesday on the Newsmax show “Wake Up America,” Newsmax reported.
She said that it is another example of the Department of Justice and FBI being politicized.
In the most recent leak, an unnamed source told The Washington Post that information on the nuclear capabilities of another nation were found in the documents at Mar-a-Lago.
The attorney said “when you have to defend yourself [as the DOJ is currently doing], stories come out. … And I think that’s exactly what they are, just stories.”
She said that the media’s telling of the story is “inconsistent, outrageous, and all over the map.”
She said that the Department of Justice will appeal the decision to appoint a special master, which it did, but that “what people need to remember is that this ruling is an injunction, so at this moment everything has stopped in terms of any investigation they might be having, which is a very big win for the Trump team.”
The Department of Justice has decided to appeal the decision of the judge who appointed a special master to oversee the documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s private residence.
It also asked that asked Judge Aileen Cannon pause her order that blocked the Department of Justice from continuing to review the documents, NBC News reported.
The moves came three days after Cannon approved Trump’s request for a special master to sift through the seized materials to identify personal items and records that are protected by attorney-client privilege or executive privilege.
The DOJ had opposed that request, saying a team of agency officials had already completed a privilege review of the documents, and that a special master could harm the government’s national security interests.
In another court filing Thursday, the DOJ asked Cannon to make public a notice on the status of that team’s filter review process, which had been filed under seal on Aug. 30.