Trump Takes Aim at Smith in Classified Docs Case

( – Former President Donald Trump recently made remarks regarding the case involving special counsel Jack Smith’s appointment in the classified documents case against him. Trump highlighted a statement in a court filing where Smith asserted that he was lawfully appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland, which contradicted arguments put forth by Trump’s attorneys and other parties.

In the court filing, Smith and his team stated that the Attorney General has the statutory authority to appoint a Special Prosecutor, citing Section 533. They also stressed that the Attorney General can choose individuals to uncover and prosecute crimes committed against the United States.

Furthermore, Smith’s office highlighted that although he remains subject to Attorney General direction and supervision, he retains a substantial degree of independent decision-making and is not part of the regular Department of Justice chain of command.

Regarding the criminal allegations against Trump for illegally keeping classified documents, he has denied the charges and pleaded not guilty.

Trump took to social media platform Truth Social to express his thoughts, claiming that Smith’s admission proves that Attorney General Garland is carrying out orders from President Joe Biden to prosecute him and interfere in the 2024 Election. He accused the Biden administration of abusing the power of the office to pursue political opponents.

However, Biden administration officials and Garland have denied directing Smith to target Trump for political purposes. Garland has reiterated his authority to appoint a special counsel in the case, emphasizing Smith’s commitment to independence and accountability.

The legal battle continues, with Judge Aileen Cannon recently ruling that amicus briefs supporting Trump’s arguments can be filed. These briefs challenge the legality of Smith’s appointment and the prosecution’s handling of the case.

As the case progresses, the clash between Trump and Smith underscores the complexities of the legal system and the political tensions surrounding high-profile criminal investigations. The outcome of this high-profile dispute could shape the course of American politics for years to come.

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