Uh Oh. Joe Biden opened up his big mouth again.
Now his handlers have to follow behind and clean up the mess.
The Biden administration was quick to do damage control after the cognitively deficient president demanded his Department of Justice to imprison former Trump officials who refuse to respond to Nancy’s witch hunt committee demands.
The Special Committee on Jan. 6 has issued multiple subpoenas to former Trump administration officials, all of whom are rightfully using executive privileges to deny Democrats deposition or documents.
Former chief of staff Mark Meadows, former administration official Kash Patel and former Trump aide Steve Bannon are among those hit with subpoenas from the Jan. 6 House select committee investigating the riot at the U.S. Capitol. Bannon has refused to comply with the subpoena and now faces potential criminal contempt charges.
The White House has attempted to distance themselves from the debacle as to not appear influential, but Biden blew all of that out of the water.
On Friday, he gave a scathing demand to his Department of Justice when a reporter asked his thoughts:
President Biden on Trump aides who refuse to appear in front of the investigation committee: "I hope that the committee goes after them and holds them accountable." pic.twitter.com/alm4xhe76y
— The Hill (@thehill) October 17, 2021
However, Biden’s remarks are a far cry from what Psaki has been spewing at the White House podium.
On Thursday, the press secretary told reporters that it’s “up to the Department of Justice” and issued a reminder that “they’re an independent agency.” The Biden administration has repeatedly stressed that the DOJ operates separately from the White House.
After her remarks, the Department of Justice sicked their spokesperson on reporters to respond to the White House nonsense:
“The Department of Justice will make its own independent decisions in all prosecutions based solely on the facts and the law. Period. Full stop,” Coley said.
On Friday, Psaki emerged to do damage control, issuing a damage control tweet that night:
As @potus has said many times, January 6th was one of the darkest days in our democracy. He supports the work of the committee and the independent role of the Department of Justice to make any decisions about prosecutions.
— Jen Psaki (@PressSec) October 16, 2021
Former President Donald Trump has argued executive privilege amid the probes and his lawyers made moves to block documents from being turned over to the committee. The Biden White House, however, blocked the request earlier this month.
Trump will face an uphill battle going against the federal government, but the Constitution gives him the winning advantage despite what Biden’s lawyers think.
Author: Asa McCue