Attorney General Merrick Garland is the Biden administration’s top hatchet man.
But the AG may have finally pulled one string he shouldn’t have.
Because Merrick Garland dropped the hammer on this Republican with curious timing.
Freshman Congressman George Santos has been under a shroud of controversy as soon as he was elected.
The New York Republican was called out for fabricating multiple details about his past.
Some Republicans even called for Santos to resign amid myriad scandals.
Now federal authorities are coming down on Santos like a ton of bricks.
The Congressman is being charged with 13 financial crimes, including wire fraud and money laundering.
Santos appeared in a Long Island federal courthouse where he pleaded not guilty, and received $500,000 bail.
Santos lawyer Joe Muray told reporters that his client wants to meet with prosecutors and “share what we’ve learned and what we have. We have information that I think they would be interested to see.”
Santos claimed that the charges against him were a “witch hunt.”
He vowed, “I am going to fight my battle, I am going to deliver…I am going to take care of clearing my name, and I look forward to doing that.”
Santos came into office during a better than expected showing by New York Republicans.
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Congressman Marcus Molinaro (R-NY) told the Washington Post, “I said he should resign in December. I said he should resign in January. He should have resigned yesterday…Perhaps he will resign soon. Either way — and any way — there’s a clock counting down and trust and justice will come to George Santos.”
The problems for Santos first arrived when it turned out that he lied about his résumé and when and how his mother died; in one account, he said she died in the 9/11 attacks.
Santos also sat for a disastrous interview with Tulsi Gabbard when she guest-hosted for Tucker Carlson on Fox News.
Gabbard said, “The results that people are looking for are called into question when you tell blatant lies. Not embellishments. And this is, I think, one of the biggest concerns, Congressman-elect, is that you don’t really seem to be taking this seriously…You’ve apologized, you said you’ve made mistakes, but you’ve outright lied. A lie is not an embellishment on a résumé.”
There are so many federal laws on the books that the DOJ can always find a crime if it identifies a target.
Needless to say, Santos is in serious trouble.
But the question is why do Garland and Democrats want this in the news right now?
Stay tuned to Unmuzzled News for any updates to this ongoing story.