Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to outline the work of the Justice Department during testimony before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday, As detailed in a document obtained by Fox News Digital.
Garland document touts DOJ’s work ahead of House testimony on department oversight
In a document shared with committee lawmakers, Attorney General Merrick Garland highlighted the Department of Justice’s efforts to reinforce and uphold longstanding norms. These policies aim to protect the department’s independence from partisan influence, regulate communications with the White House, establish guidelines for FBI investigations, and guide prosecutorial discretion. The document also emphasized the DOJ’s work to protect democracy, build trust with law enforcement, and combat various types of crime.
Investigation into Hunter Biden to be a focal point of tough questions
During the House Judiciary Committee hearing, Republicans are expected to question Attorney General Garland about the DOJ’s handling of the investigation into Hunter Biden. Despite the document not mentioning these allegations, the attorney general is likely to face tough scrutiny regarding the influence of politics on the investigation.
Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice under scrutiny
Chairman Jim Jordan and the House Judiciary Committee titled the hearing “Oversight of the U.S. Department of Justice” to examine how the department has become politicized and weaponized. This hearing will provide an opportunity for lawmakers to delve into the concerns surrounding the DOJ’s actions and decision-making under Garland’s leadership.
To bring everything to a head, the document released by Attorney General Garland aims to highlight the DOJ’s commitment to upholding norms, protecting democracy, and combating crime. However, it remains to be seen how the hearing will unfold and address the allegations against the department.