Former President Donald Trump called out special counsel Jack Smith as a “hit man” for former President Barack Obama.
Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed Smith to lead the Department of Justice’s investigations into the Capitol riot and the Mar-a-Lago classified documents saga. It will be up to Smith to prosecute any crimes that arise from the investigation, and Democrats are hoping he will take Trump down.
Trump expressed his displeasure with the situation in a post to Truth Social where he said, “Jack Smith is nothing less than a hit man for Obama, his Attorney General Eric Holder, and Andrew Weissmann. Weaponization. Our Country is in big trouble, a real mess!”
Another witch hunt
The appointment of a special counsel by Joe Biden’s Justice Department represents yet another witch hunt, and just like the previous ones, it will likely fail.
Attorney General Merrick Garland has promised that Smith will “prosecute any federal crimes that may arise from those investigations.” However, it seems far-fetched that he will come up with something the FBI and the Democrat Party haven’t already found.
Democrats have been busy investigating every aspect of Trump’s role in the January 6th protests at the capital and have been unable to bring anything substantial forward.
Similarly, the FBI and Trump have been fighting over the Mar-a-Lago documents for months, and so far, Trump’s enemies have nothing to show for their blatant partisan raid.
The selection of Jack Smith to go after Trump makes sense considering his resume. Smith worked under Obama’s attorney general Eric Holder as head of the DOJ’s Public Integrity Unit from 2010 to 2015.
Smith was even a key actor in the IRS’s targeting of conservative non-profits, an egregious scandal that has been largely forgotten thanks to the mainstream media.
The swamp strikes back
Jack Smith would have been the target of a special counsel himself had Republicans succeeded in getting one appointed to investigate the FBI and IRS for political targeting.
Representative Jim Jordan (R-OH) put it simply by saying, “Jack Smith was looking for ways to prosecute the innocent Americans that Lois Lerner targeted during the IRS scandal.”
Jack Smith truly is another agent of the swamp who has escaped accountability for years. Now Democrats think he can take down Trump once and for all, which means Americans will have to endure another year of endless witch-hunting.