Trump’s lawyers took a very different tone in a letter requesting a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland. The change in tone suggests a Jack Smith indictment is coming soon.
Trump’s letter, which he posted on Truth Social:
According to a letter he posted on Truth Social, Trump attorneys John Rowley and James Trusty wrote to Attorney General Garland requesting a meeting “at the earliest opportunity to discuss the ongoing injustice perpetrated by your attorney. special and its… pic.twitter.com/dWMxLIKTg4
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The letter reads in part: “Unlike President Biden, his son Hunter and the Biden family, President Trump is being treated unfairly…No President of the United States has ever, in the history of our country , is the subject of a groundless investigation in such outrageous cases and illegal fashion.
The letter is a publicity stunt. Attorney General Garland will not meet with the former president’s attorneys because it would hurt special counsel Jack Smith. Meeting Trump’s team would also give Donald Trump what he wants most. Trump has spent months trying to tie the investigation into the classified documents to President Biden and his administration.
The appointment of the special advocate is intended to eliminate any conflict of interest from the investigation.
Trump needs the perception of political motivations to discredit the indictment he is likely to face.
The letter would not have been sent if the former president and his lawyers had not thought that Jack Smith was about to indict the former president soon.
The Justice Department has long said it is seeking to wrap up the classified documents investigation and the 1/6 investigation before the start of the 2024 presidential election campaign.
The first Republican presidential primary debate is in August, which means that a federal criminal indictment of Donald Trump may be imminent.
Jason is the editor. He is also a member of the White House press pool and a congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason holds a bachelor’s degree in political science. His graduate studies focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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