President Joe Biden is asked about investigating former President Donald Trump at a CNN town hall event on Tuesday.
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN HOST: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that the former president is, quote, "still liable for everything he did while he was in office."
If your Department of Justice wanted to investigate him, would you allow them to proceed?
PRESIDENT BIDEN: I made it clear that one of the things about -- that one of the most serious pieces of damage done by the last administration was the -- the politicizing of the Justice Department.
Any of you who are lawyers know, whether you're a Democrat, Republican, conservative or liberal, it has been more politicized than any Justice Department in American history.
I made a commitment, I will not ever tell my Justice Department -- and it's not mine; it's the people's Justice Department -- who they should and should not prosecute. Their prosecutorial decisions will be left to the Justice Department, not me.