Attorney General Names Special Counsel to Oversee Trump Investigations

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Published on November 18, 2022 - Duration: 01:30s

Attorney General Names Special Counsel to Oversee Trump Investigations

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On November 18, Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to investigate a criminal probe into Donald Trump.

On November 18, Attorney General Merrick Garland named a special counsel to investigate a criminal probe into Donald Trump.

Fox News reports that Garland appointed former Justice Department official Jack Smith to oversee an investigation into the unlawful possession of national defense information by the former president.

Fox News reports that Garland appointed former Justice Department official Jack Smith to oversee an investigation into the unlawful possession of national defense information by the former president.

Smith will also oversee a probe aimed at determining if Trump or other officials interfered with the peaceful transfer of power after the 2020 presidential election.

It is in the public interest to appoint a special prosecutor to independently manage an investigation and prosecution based on recent developments, Merrick Garland, United States Attorney General, via Fox News.

On August 8, FBI agents seized classified records from Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in an unprecedented raid.

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On August 8, FBI agents seized classified records from Trump's Mar-a-Lago home in an unprecedented raid.

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According to a warrant and property receipt, FBI agents seized about 20 boxes of items from Mar-a-Lago, including documents that were marked "Top Secret.".

According to a warrant and property receipt, FBI agents seized about 20 boxes of items from Mar-a-Lago, including documents that were marked "Top Secret.".

Fox News reports that the records included under that government classification may contain information that could jeopardize international relations.

However, the classification also includes national security information related to the daily operations of a U.S. president.

According to the government, the search was conducted under the belief that the former president was in violation of federal law.

Those federal laws include "gathering, transmitting or losing defense information," which would fall under the Espionage Act


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