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‘The way I said it was not appropriate': Biden backs DOJ independence in Jan. 6 investigation

1 month ago   |   By Politico

President Joe Biden on Thursday reaffirmed the Justice Department's independence in the investigations into the violent insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
In doing so, he partially walked back a comment he made last week in which he said he hopes the department “goes after them and holds them accountable criminally,” referring to those who defied subpoenas to produce documents and testify in front of Congress.
“The way I said it was not appropriate,” Biden said at a CNN town hall on Thursday evening.
When asked last Friday whether the Justice Department should prosecute people who...
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