The relationship between the Biden White House and Attorney General Merrick Garland is reportedly in a ‘deep freeze’ as White House officials are privately frustrated about the DoJ’s handling of charges against First Son Hunter Biden.
News broke this week that Hunter would be indicted for firearms charges and for making false statements. Hunter’s attorneys and the DoJ originally sought to avoid a trial as they agreed on a plea deal that would not have given Hunter a day of jail time.
The plea deal fell apart after it was scrutinized by the judge presiding over the case who said it was unusually lenient.
White House aides believe that the Department of Justice decided to indict Hunter to give off the appearance of being insulated from political pressure rather than doing so to administer impartial justice, according to WSJ.
A spokesperson for the White House denied claims that Biden was miffed at the Attorney General, saying that Garland was appointed “because of his decades of fidelity to the rule of law consistent with his commitment when he ran for president to restore the independence of the Justice Department, free from political interference.”