US Department of Justice
Ex-Kosovo prosecutor to investigate Donald Trump
The US Department of Justice has appointed an independent special prosecutor to investigate former US President Donald Trump. Among other things, Jack Smith is to review his role in the storming of the Capitol.
The US Department of Justice has an independent special prosecutor with the investigation into the former president donald trump entrusted. US Attorney Jack Smith, who was most recently investigating war crimes in Kosovo in The Hague, will lead investigations into secret documents confiscated from Trump’s private home Mar-a-Lago and parts of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, 2021, said Attorney General Merrick Garland in Washington.
The special counsel dealing with Donald Trump
The announcement comes three days after Trump announced his intention to run again in the 2024 presidential election. garland said the appointment of a special counsel was “in the public interest.” The appointment of an independent special counsel is likely to pursue the goal of taking the wind out of the sails of allegations of political instrumentalization of the Justice Department.
A special investigator had already dealt with Trump: Robert Mueller investigated allegations of Russian interference in Trump’s favor in the 2016 US presidential election during the Republican’s tenure in the White House in 2017.
No evidence found
With his almost two year old investigations The former head of the Federal Police FBI did not find sufficient evidence of illegal secret agreements between Trump’s campaign team and Russia. However, he expressly did not exonerate the President from the suspicion of criminal obstruction of justice.