AG Garland defends the DOJ's decision to keep a controversial Trump memo under wraps, saying there isn't 'one rule for friends and another for foes' The rule of law stipulates that "there not be one rule for Democrats and another for Republicans," Garland said while addressing the controversy. Garland defends DOJ move to represent Trump in defamation caseWriter E Jean Carroll had accused Trump of sexual assault and sued him for defamation when he disparaged her claim. Garland defends Justice Dept. moves upholding Trump-era positions.“The job of the Justice Department in making decisions of law is not to back any administration, previous or present,” Mr. Garland said. Garland defends Justice Department backing Trump-era decisionsAttorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday dismissed criticism of his agency's handling of court cases involving former President Trump, saying that instances where he sided with the previous administration's legal arguments were part of his "a It’s complicated: Moving on from Trump at DOJ not easy for 'straight-shooting' AG Garland'Any decision the Department of Justice makes should be based on an unbiased, non-partisan interpretation of the law'