By Steve Neavling
Attorney General Merrick Garland said he would resign if President Biden asked him to take legal action against former President Trump.
In an interview that aired Sunday on CBS “60 Minutes,” Garland emphasized that he doesn’t believe Biden would ever put him in that position.
“I am sure that that will not happen, but I would not do anything in that regard,” he said. “And if necessary, I would resign. But there is no sense that anything like that will happen.”
Garland hasn’t often spoken publicly about the cases against Trump.
Garland rejected claims by Trump and his supporters that the cases were intended to spoil his chances of becoming president in 2024.
“Well, that’s absolutely not true. Justice Department prosecutors are nonpartisan. They don’t allow partisan considerations to play any role in their determinations,” Garland said.
Garland added that Biden has never tried to intervene in the investigations, and he denied showing favoritism to the president’s son, Hunter Biden.
“We do not have one rule for Republicans and another rule for Democrats. We don’t have one rule for foes and another for friends,” he said. ”We have only one rule; and that one rule is that we follow the facts and the law, and we reach the decisions required by the Constitution, and we protect civil liberties.”