Biden believes Trump should be prosecuted for January 6 events
US President Joe Biden told his inner circle that Trump was a "threat to democracy and should be prosecuted."
US President Joe Biden expressed frustration regarding the lack of decisive action concerning the January 6 events, specifically in what concerns former US President Donald Trump, reported The New York Times.
At the end of last year, Biden told his inner circle that Trump was a "threat to democracy and should be prosecuted," the newspaper reported on Saturday citing two people familiar with the US president's comments.
Biden and the Democrats are frustrated with Attorney General Merrick Garland and want him to take more "decisive action" over the January 6 events, according to the paper.
However, Biden has never expressed his "frustrations" directly to Garland, as the President is "aghast" that people in Trump's circle have defied congressional subpoenas, the newspaper said.
Garland stated on Friday that he and the professional prosecutors will "follow the facts and the law wherever they may lead" in regards to the January 6 probe. According to The New York Times, quoting Justice Department officials, the attorney general has not modified his approach to criminal cases to appease his critics.
Conservatives have pointed out that the FBI's investigation into the January 6 events found no proof of a conspiracy and that the Select Committee refused to admit congressmen skeptical of its operations and narrative, such as Congressman Jim Jordan.
A few days ago, two people familiar with the situation said Donald Trump used an official White House phone to make at least one call during the Capitol attack of January 6 last year, which should have been included in the internal presidential call log from that day but was not.
The insurrection left seven people dead and more than 100 officers injured, including four officers who later committed suicide. More than 700 persons have been charged as a result of the investigation.