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LetMyPeopleVote

(149,077 posts)
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 04:08 PM Mar 2023

Attorney General Garland makes surprise visit to Ukraine

Source: NBC News

WASHINGTON — Attorney General Merrick Garland made an unannounced trip to Ukraine on Friday, a Department of Justice official said.

Garland visited the city of Lviv, the largest city in the western part of the country, at the invitation of Ukraine's prosecutor general to join President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and international partners at the “United for Justice Conference," the DOJ official said.

The attorney general held several meetings and "reaffirmed our determination to hold Russia accountable for crimes committed in its unjust and unprovoked invasion against its sovereign neighbor," the official added.

The trip was not previously announced for security reasons and it's unclear how Garland entered and exited Ukraine and how long he was there. Garland also made a surprise visit to the country in June 2022, just a few months after the war began.

Read more: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/attorney-general-garland-makes-surprise-visit-ukraine-rcna73339?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma




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Attorney General Garland makes surprise visit to Ukraine (Original Post) LetMyPeopleVote Mar 2023 OP
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Actually surprised and impressed. Good for him for his show of support. nt yaesu Mar 2023 #2
I'm left with one question RussBLib Mar 2023 #3
My guess is yes. PlutosHeart Mar 2023 #4
A shot across the bow to all authoritarians. ananda Mar 2023 #5
Have same Rebl2 Mar 2023 #10
His grandparents came from The Pale of Settlement, markodochartaigh Mar 2023 #31
Did not know that RussBLib Mar 2023 #32
This message was self-deleted by its author RussBLib Mar 2023 #34
That's all well and good but he has yet to hold the criminal acts of congressional reps in2herbs Mar 2023 #6
As soon as I saw Garland's name in the header of the OP, Beastly Boy Mar 2023 #7
Bingo! DarthDem Mar 2023 #11
Three! Including mine. Earth-shine Mar 2023 #13
Yep. Some folks around here need to be collecting recipes for how to serve japple Mar 2023 #12
I serve it raw. Sushi style. ancianita Mar 2023 #15
Exactly! I knew it! Cha Mar 2023 #18
Not like he's doing anything here SledDriver Mar 2023 #8
Not so fast, dude. ancianita Mar 2023 #16
It's not like you or anyone else knows Cha Mar 2023 #19
How about a surprise indictment, Merrick? News Junkie Mar 2023 #9
How about over 1000 of them, Bill? Beastly Boy Mar 2023 #22
The Russians are snickering at Garland just like Trump does. Earth-shine Mar 2023 #14
I don't give a Shit what the Russians Cha Mar 2023 #20
Make it two shits, Cha Beastly Boy Mar 2023 #24
Amen & Hallelujah! Cha Mar 2023 #26
That's a very mature reacton to an attorney general attenfing an international conferente Beastly Boy Mar 2023 #21
Thank You.. Thank Goodness AG Cha Mar 2023 #23
Your writing style, grammar, and spelling leave much to be desired. Earth-shine Mar 2023 #25
I am devastated. Beastly Boy Mar 2023 #27
No, you seem very far behind. Earth-shine Mar 2023 #28
Thank you so much! Beastly Boy Mar 2023 #29
TY LMPV & AG Garland! Cha Mar 2023 #17
Is he going to convince the US government to become a signatory to the International Criminal Court? iemanja Mar 2023 #30
Since Russia is also not signatory summer_in_TX Mar 2023 #33
Ah right iemanja Mar 2023 #35

Response to LetMyPeopleVote (Original post)

RussBLib

(9,241 posts)
3. I'm left with one question
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 04:27 PM
Mar 2023

Why does Garland need to go to Ukraine? Is something else happening under the radar?

Ok, 2 questions.

markodochartaigh

(1,455 posts)
31. His grandparents came from The Pale of Settlement,
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 11:53 PM
Mar 2023

perhaps from what is now Ukrainian land. There is a long history of high-level US officials whose ancestors came from an area to put in an appearance when there are major problems in that area. That might be reason enough.

RussBLib

(9,241 posts)
32. Did not know that
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 01:38 AM
Mar 2023

Thank you. So many present-day Americans with Ukrainian roots. The US really is a melting pot, and I'm sure the white supremacists/Nazis and Fascists here hate it. Tough shit.

Response to markodochartaigh (Reply #31)

in2herbs

(2,990 posts)
6. That's all well and good but he has yet to hold the criminal acts of congressional reps
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 05:07 PM
Mar 2023

in the J6 matter accountable.

Beastly Boy

(10,074 posts)
7. As soon as I saw Garland's name in the header of the OP,
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 05:39 PM
Mar 2023

I fully expected to see at least one "but what about" post in response. It didn't matter what the OP was about.

And I wasn't disappointed. I am sure there will be more.

japple

(10,083 posts)
12. Yep. Some folks around here need to be collecting recipes for how to serve
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 07:54 PM
Mar 2023

crow. My best guess is to serve it like doves or quail, except that crows are much larger and probably a lot tougher.

SledDriver

(2,062 posts)
8. Not like he's doing anything here
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 05:56 PM
Mar 2023

Might as well take some time off from not holding anyone accountable over here to meander around over there mumbling "no one is above the law". I just hope he didn't get in the way. Ukraine is a little busy at the moment.

Cha

(300,568 posts)
19. It's not like you or anyone else knows
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 08:23 PM
Mar 2023

Everything AG Garland is doing.

ETA to add "Everything".

Beastly Boy

(10,074 posts)
21. That's a very mature reacton to an attorney general attenfing an international conferente
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 08:43 PM
Mar 2023

in a war zone to address war crimes, no?

 

Earth-shine

(4,044 posts)
28. No, you seem very far behind.
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 09:12 PM
Mar 2023

This is where I get off.

You will be on my ignore list in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Click.

iemanja

(53,357 posts)
30. Is he going to convince the US government to become a signatory to the International Criminal Court?
Fri Mar 3, 2023, 10:37 PM
Mar 2023

If not, the US has no part in the jurisdiction over war crimes outside its own borders.

summer_in_TX

(2,867 posts)
33. Since Russia is also not signatory
Sat Mar 4, 2023, 01:38 AM
Mar 2023

to the International Criminal Court, the probable outcome will be the establishment of a special tribunal like at Nuremberg. At least, that's part of the current discussion.

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