What to expect in attorney general nominee’s confirmation hearing

The big questions Judge Merrick Garland will face Monday in his confirmation hearing.
1:18 | 02/22/21

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Transcript for What to expect in attorney general nominee’s confirmation hearing
Here's a live look at Capitol Hill where we are waiting for again those confirmation hearings for attorney general nominee Merrick Garland let's ABC news political director Rick Klein. For more on this I'm Rick Marla. Could face an interesting political questions at the Biden administration has been trying to avoid. Don't talk us through that what is he expected to have to answer today. Diane these are some of the the touchy this time hot highest profile political questions unimaginable looking at the range of issues that judge Garland would inherit. If he is indeed confirmed as attorney general as expected. He would have to take over the the investigation is the origins of the Russell Crowe looked like form by his predecessor he would have to take over the investigation of undermining. President Biden's own son heat up and take over department. That has historically low morale after Bob a lot of allegations of politicization of the Department of Justice. And perhaps the biggest of the of the whole bunch of cases that he would take over the investigation into the terrorist attacks at the US capitol on January sex that would be probably don't do the biggest issue that he got that he'd have to be inherent and looking looking also at the question of whether you prosecute president trump either as part of that. Or as part of any number of other investigations and as a whole lot that would be on his plate and I expect all of those issues that come up today. I will be interesting to hear what he has to say about them Rick Klein thank you.

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