The Department of Justice has been “very professional,” “very active,” and “very responsive” in the case of murder charges being laid against three men in Georgia following the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, said Lee Merritt, a lawyer representing the deceased’s family, offering his comments on SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Sunday with host Joel Pollak.
Pollak asked, “What has your experience been in working with the DOJ on this particular case?”
Merritt replied, “The DOJ has been very, very professional, [and] very responsive. This is a case that you can easily get lost into the politics of it all, because you know the president is weighing in [and] the DNC is weighing in. It’s easy to focus on that and not the details, but the federal agents in the DOJ and the U.S. attorneys that I’ve been speaking with are all about the facts and the law, and because of that, I think they’re very motivated to get some additional charges and prosecutions in this case.”
“I was grateful that the president spoke on the case at all,” added Merritt. “President Trump understands that when he says things, people react both locally and nationally, particularly because he’s the president of the United States. Of course, if he’s mentioning the case, it’s something that gives him trouble, [and] you would expect for the Department of Justice to give it additional attention.”