Prosecuting Trump 'up to the Department of Justice' says White House press secretary

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During Monday’s press briefing at the White House, Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre fielded a question about whether Attorney General Merrick Garland would prosecute former President Donald Trump.

“On the January 6 hearings,” the reporter asked “based on the evidence that lawmakers have presented so far does the president believe that attorney general Merrick Garland should prosecute former President Donald Trump?”

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre responded, “Look, the President has said this before in voicing his support for the vital work of the bipartisan January 6 Select Committee, as Kevin McCarthy said just days after the attack, we cannot sweep this under the rug.”

Earlier this year the committee approached McCarthy as a potential source of information on the president’s alleged involvement in the January riot.

“We agree all Americans should watch and remember the horrors of one of the darkest days in our history,” Karine Jean-Pierre continued “but this is up to the Department of Justice.”

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