Jack Smith Appears To Be Closing In On Trump For Attempted Coup
The former lead investigator for the 1/6 Committee says that it looks like Jack Smith is getting close to the leader of the 2020 election conspiracy.
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Jack Smith Seems Far From Finished With Donald Trump
Nicolle Wallace asked former 1/6 lead investigator Timothy Heaphy on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House, “What is your sense of how far along Jack Smith is, if he's post Pence, post-Meadows, and again, Rudy has asked for an interview, do we think he's close on Trump?”
Heaphy answered, “I think he's getting closer and closer to the leader of the conspiracy. Those people that you just named are very, very proximate to the main causal actor here, the former president. And that suggests that Jack Smith is getting closer to concluding the fact-gathering portion of this investigation. He has an open grand jury. He's continuing to put witnesses before the grand jury. He wants to look under every possible rock for information. But you don't get to witnesses like Mark Meadows and Mike Pence until you are close to the end. The typical pattern is that you work up the chain of culpability over the course of an investigation. When you talk to those witnesses, you want to be as thorough as possible and know what other people have said. So Giuliani, Meadows, Pence, it suggests he's getting close to the end of the fact-gathering. There will have to be a lot of assessment of what that evidence means. It doesn't mean an indictment is imminent, but the fact-finding is winding down.”
Because he is investigating a former president, Special Counsel Jack Smith does not have the constraints that Robert Mueller did.
There are several important questions about what potentially charging Trump for his attempted coup will mean that we shall discuss below.
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