AG Has Intense Exchanges During Congressional Hearing

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Political drama continues to unfold and this time, it’s a heated exchange between Attorney General Merrick Garland and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) over the career trajectory of Matthew Colangelo.

During a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday, Rep. Matt Gaetz questioned Attorney General Merrick Garland about Matthew Colangelo, a former top deputy in the Department of Justice who now plays a key role in prosecuting former President Donald Trump in his Manhattan hush-money trial.

Gaetz didn’t hold back, suggesting that Garland had a hand in Colangelo’s career move, accusing him of strategically “dispatching” Colangelo to target Trump, who is challenging President Joe Biden in the 2024 election.

Garland, however, was quick to deny these allegations. “That is false. I did not dispatch Matthew Colangelo,” he firmly responded. But Gaetz wasn’t convinced and pressed further, expressing skepticism about the seemingly coincidental career path Colangelo took from the DOJ to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.

Here is the full 5-minute interview:

Gaetz laid out his concerns: “Matthew Colangelo became the assistant Attorney General at the very beginning of the Biden administration without having been Senate confirmed, goes and gets the senior role at the DOJ,” Gaetz pointed out. “Colangelo makes this remarkable downstream career journey from the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and then pops up in Alvin Bragg’s office to go get Trump – and you’re saying that’s just a career choice that was made that has nothing to do with the lawfare coordinated by the DOJ?”

Garland stood his ground, repeating his stance, “I’m saying it’s false. I did not dispatch Mr. Colangelo anywhere. I assume he applied for a job there and got the job. I tell you I had nothing to do with it.”

The back-and-forth continued, with Gaetz remaining unconvinced and Garland steadfast in his denial. The tension in the room was palpable as the two debated the motivations and implications of Colangelo’s career move.

To add another layer to this unfolding drama, Colangelo’s past connections were brought into the spotlight. Before joining Biden’s DOJ, Colangelo had ties to Democratic Party circles, earning $12,000 from the Democratic National Committee in January 2018 for “political consulting.” This detail added fuel to the fire, with critics suggesting a coordinated effort against Trump.

Garland continued to be grilled, and things seemed real fishy:

Here, Jim Jordan speaks the truth about our upside-down world and Garland’s role in it.

Rep Andy Biggs took a shot at Garland as well and had him squirming.

The stakes are high as Trump, who was convicted on 34 felony charges last week over hush money payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels in 2016, continues to assert that the trial is a politically motivated setup orchestrated by Biden to eliminate his top competition. With Colangelo now a key figure in the prosecution, the scrutiny over his career trajectory intensifies.

During this heated debate, Rep. Gaetz respectfully asked Garland to provide documents to clarify the situation. However, it seems unlikely that such transparency will be forthcoming.

As the political battle rages on, one thing is certain: the intrigue surrounding Matthew Colangelo’s career and the broader implications for Trump’s trial will keep us all on the edge of our seats. Stay tuned, folks, because this story is far from over!