Legal Experts Defend Trump Over Special Counsel Pick
Legal experts rallied to Donald Trump’s defense Friday in criticizing Attorney General Merrick Garland’s appointment of former federal attorney Jack Smith as special counsel to head the Department of Justice’s investigations of the former president.
Smith was the chief prosecutor at The Hague investigating war crimes in Kosovo and who led the DOJ unit involved in investigating public corruption in the Obama administration. Smith, said to be a political independent, will oversee the investigations of Trump’s alleged role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot and of his storing presidential documents at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. Trump has denied all allegations.
Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, tweeted: “There is no good-faith basis for the any of the DOJ ‘investigations’ of Trump, let alone a special counsel.”
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