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Glenn Kirschner: DOJ/Garland Need to Address the Nation on the Investigation into those who Incited the Insurrection


June 24, 2021

There has been rampant speculation over the past 24 hours about whether the Department of Justice will seek to defend Donald Trump in the several lawsuits that have ben filed against him for inciting the insurrections. This speculation exposes the real problem: a lack of communication from the DOJ leadership about the nature of the investigation into those who funded, planned, organized and incited the insurrection, the attack on the US Capitol and on our very democracy. This compares the DOJ press conference that was held on June 7 about another ongoing investigation – the ransomeware attack on the Colonial Pipeline – with the deafening silence regarding the investigation into Trump and company for their apparent crimes.

About Glenn Kirschner

Glenn Kirschner brings analysis and insight to legal issues of the day, drawing from his 30 years as a federal prosecutor, homicide prosecutor and Army JAG. Glenn is an NBC News and MSNBC legal analyst and teaches criminal law at George Washington University.

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