The Trump Special Counsel Won't Be Investigating International Crimes Or Republicans In Congress
Special Counsel Jack Smith will be investigating Trump for the fake elector plot, obstruction of justice, and the mishandling of classified documents, not international crimes or congressional GOP.
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Attorney General Merrick Garland clearly laid the scope of the special counsel investigation during his announcement.
The Special Counsel will conduct parts of the first investigation I just mentioned: the investigation into whether any person or entity unlawfully interfered with the transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election or with the certification of the Electoral College vote held on or about January 6.
This does not include prosecutions that are currently pending in the District of Columbia, or future investigations and prosecutions of individuals for offenses committed while they were physically present on the Capitol grounds on January 6. Those investigations and prosecutions will remain under the authority of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia.
The Special Counsel will also con…
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