“The question is: Is the next thing that I then want to do, after we have set our nation forward, is it to then focus my agenda on persecuting Joe Biden or his family? My answer to that question is no.”
Johnson stated, “These statements reveal an attempt to limit public access to certain communications directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic, potentially in violation of federal record keeping requirements.”
In his statement from the Justice Department’s Washington headquarters, Attorney General Garland revealed that the decision came after the investigation had "reached the stage" where the powers of a special counsel were necessary to continue.
McGonigal, 54, previously at the helm of New York’s FBI counterintelligence operations during the Trump-Russia inquiry, is now at the center of a scandal that alleges illicit ties with Oleg Deripaska, a Russian businessman.