Garland says the only pressure DOJ feels on January 6 probes is to 'do the right thing'

Garland says the only pressure DOJ feels on January 6 probes is to 'do the right thing'

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  • (CNN)After several recent developments in the January 6 investigations that put the Justice Department in the center of the political whirlwinds, Attorney General Merrick Garland said Friday that the only pressure his agency feels is to "do the right thing" by following "the facts and the law."
  • Garland was asked about political pressure on the agency at the end of a momentous week for the efforts to scrutinize the 2020 election reversal plot.
  • The assertion by US District Judge David Carter came in a documents disclosure case related to the House select committee investigation of the January 6 attack on the Capitol.
  • "We follow the facts and the law wherever they lead, and that's all I can say about the investigation," Garland said when asked about the ruling, as he referenced department policy of not commenting on ongoing investigations.

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