Tuesday 6 June 2023

Ted Cruz Says ‘Angry’ Merrick Garland Wants Trump Indicted

 Former President Donald Trump will face a politically motivated federal indictment, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said on Monday.

In making the prediction, Cruz argued Attorney General Merrick Garland has a personal score to settle, motivated in part by a hatred of Trump as well as bitterness toward Republicans after they denied him the opportunity to serve on the Supreme Court years ago in a Senate confirmation standoff.

“Mark my words: I believe Merrick Garland will indict Donald Trump,” Cruz said during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity. “He wants to indict Donald Trump because he hates Donald Trump. He hates him. He’s angry. Merrick Garland is angry that he wasn’t confirmed to the Supreme Court.”

Attorneys for Trump visited the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday as special counsel Jack Smith reportedly nears a charging decision on the storage of classified records and obstruction of justice by resisting the government’s efforts to retrieve the materials. Trump denies wrongdoing, claiming he declassified documents in his possession before leaving office and had a right to take them.

Cruz reasoned that Garland’s DOJ would focus on pursuing trumped-up obstruction charges because investigators found other top executives, including President Joe Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence, improperly had classified documents in their possession after leaving office.

“Mind you, he’s not saying the underlying classified documents were a crime because he’d have to indict Joe Biden too,” Cruz said. “He’s going to instead create a crime about a noncrime. That’s going to be the basis of the indictment.”

Cruz has fashioned himself as a high-profile ally of Trump’s after their clash in the 2016 GOP presidential nomination contest. Trump is now running another campaign for the White House.

A member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, which has jurisdiction over the DOJ, Cruz said Garland has “corrupted” the agency along with its law enforcement arm, the FBI. He surmised that the DOJ would attempt to put on a facade of fairness — on a political level — by also indicting Biden’s adult son, Hunter, while ignoring serious allegations of corruption against the president and his family.


“He will do it on purely personal matters,” Cruz said of Garland, “dealing with drugs and guns and tax issues for Hunter that have nothing to do with Joe Biden because this DOJ wants to protect and insulate Joe Biden and the Biden family’s corruption and they want to use Hunter Biden as a scapegoat to justify targeting Donald Trump.”

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