Monday, 14 August 2023

Mike Pence: ‘Pattern’ At DOJ During Trump-Era And Since Then Has ‘Undermined’ Confidence In The Law

 Former Vice President Mike Pence said during an interview over the weekend that a “pattern” at the U.S. Department of Justice during the time he and former President Donald Trump were in the White House — through the current administration — has caused Americans to lose their faith that the law is being applied equally across the board.

Pence made the remarks during a Sunday appearance on NBC News’ “Meet The Press” with host Chuck Todd.

Todd asked Pence if he approved of Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss to be special counsel in the Hunter Biden probe.

“The pattern of the Justice Department during our four years in the White House, and since, has undermined public confidence in equal treatment under the law,” Pence said. “And while I welcome the appointment of a special counsel, which is, of course, appropriate and is at a minimum where the attorney general has a potential conflict of interest, I’m also comforted by the fact that Congress is going to continue to do its work.”

“I’m confident that House Republicans are going to continue to bring forward the facts in this case,” he continued. “The American people have a right to know whether or not President Biden’s family benefited or that he himself benefited when he was serving in the job that I had as vice president of the United States in a financial way from foreign nationals. These are facts the American people have a right to get to the bottom of. I am hopeful that Special Counsel Weiss will do his job without fear or favor, but I have confidence that Jim Jordan, Congressman Comer, and others will continue to do their job for the American people.”

Pence noted that examples of how the DOJ has become politicized included when former FBI Director James Comey gave then-presidential candidate Hillary Clinton “a pass” that “no other American would have gotten.”


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