Jack Smith Named Special Counsel in Trump Investigation

Jack Smith Named Special Counsel in Trump Investigation

Neal Katyal, a former acting solicitor general, stated that he anticipates that a special prosecutor chosen by the Department of Justice (DOJ) to lead two federal investigations will bring charges against the former president. Former Obama administration official Katyal asserted that the DOJ probe into Trump’s handling of sensitive material at Mar-a-Lago is an “open and shut” case on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

Without a doubt, Katyal declared, “If I had done this or you had done this, we would both be in jail now.” “We wouldn’t receive a special master, special counsel, or anything similar. It would be a straightforward case. “What makes it distinct is merely the identity of the person, Donald Trump,” he continued. But in the end, I anticipate this special counsel will indict Trump.

The inquiry into whether anybody or anything obstructed the peaceful transfer of power during the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021, and the Mar-a-Lago case will be overseen by the special counsel appointed last week by Attorney General Merrick Garland.

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Jack Smith, a seasoned prosecutor who has worked with the International Court of Justice to investigate war crimes, is in charge of the special counsel. The investigation into Trump’s theft of thousands of documents from the White House, some of which were classified and may have contained information on a foreign country’s nuclear capabilities, is ongoing at Mar-a-Lago, according to Katyal, and that probe has a stronger case.

Trump has denounced the inquiry, referring to it as a political witch hunt, and has stated that he will not “partake in this” in an interview with Fox News last week. Robert Mueller was the head of the most recent special investigation against Trump. Mueller was chosen to determine whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia to sway the outcome of the 2016 election.

Even though Mueller’s investigation resulted in multiple charges against Trump associates, no proof of conspiracy was discovered, and Trump was not charged. In contrast to the Mueller investigation, according to Katyal, the DOJ had previously conducted thorough research into the Mar-a-Lago matter before it was given to the special counsel. “I don’t think it says anything about what might happen here that [high-level indictments] didn’t happen in Mueller,” he said. They are pretty different creatures.