Quotations in the news

Published 1:43 am Wednesday, June 5, 2024

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“I will not be intimidated. And the Justice Department will not be intimidated. We will continue to do our jobs free from political influence. And we will not back down from defending our democracy.” — Attorney General Merrick Garland to Republicans for what he described as unprecedented attacks on the Justice Department Tuesday, telling lawmakers who have sought to hold him in contempt that he will “not be intimidated.”

“No one is allowed to lie on a federal form like that, even Hunter Biden. He crossed the line when he chose to buy a gun and lied about a federal background check … the defendant’s choice to buy a gun is why we are here.” — Prosecutor Derek Hines to the jury in his opening statement that Hunter Biden was trying to score drugs just days after he lied on the form, telling his brother’s widow in a message that he was waiting for a drug dealer.

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