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Democrat President Joe Biden’s Department of Justice (DOJ) issued a statement late on Friday evening pushing back on remarks that the president made in which he appeared to weigh in on matters that the DOJ did not seem to appreciate.
The statement from the DOJ came in response to the following exchange that Biden had with reporters at the White House:
REPORTER: Mr. President, what’s your message to people who defy Congressional subpoenas on the January 6 committee?BIDEN: I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable criminally. REPORTER: Should they be prosecuted by the Justice Department?
Biden’s remarks referred to former Trump administration officials who investigators subpoenaed last month over the January 6th riot at the U. S. Capitol.
“Former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon’s lawyer has told the committee he won’t comply with the congressional subpoena,” Politico reported. “The House panel scheduled a vote to hold Bannon in contempt of Congress on Tuesday. If that vote moves forward, the full House, slated to reconvene next week, will then hold a vote. If the House moves to hold Bannon in contempt, which is likely with Democrats’ slim majority, then the matter will be referred to the U. S. Attorney for Washington D.C. for criminal prosecution.”
DOJ spokesperson Anthony Coley quickly responded to Biden’s remarks, saying in a statement: “The Department of Justice will make its own independent decisions in all prosecutions based solely on the facts and the law. Period. ... (Read more)