Trump says he will appoint 'special prosecutor' to go after 'entire Biden crime family' if elected

June 13, 2023
Ben Marquis

Former President Donald Trump was criminally indicted last week by President Joe Biden's Justice Department, by way of Special Counsel Jack Smith, in relation to his alleged mishandling of government documents after leaving the White House in 2021.

Trump, the leading 2024 Republican candidate, vowed on Monday to appoint a "special prosecutor" of his own to go after "the entire Biden crime family" if he is re-elected as president next year, Breitbart reported.

Trump vows to appoint "special prosecutor" to go after Biden family

That message from former President Trump came in the form of one of his increasingly typical all-caps posts to his Truth Social account Monday morning -- which has been changed to normal capitalization for ease of reading.

"Now that the 'seal' is broken, in addition to closing the border & removing all of the 'criminal' elements that have illegally invaded our country, making America energy independent, & even dominant again, & immediately ending the war between Russia & Ukraine," Trump wrote, "I will appoint a real special 'prosecutor' to go after the most corrupt president of the USA, Joe Biden, the entire Biden crime family, & all others involved with the destruction of our elections, border, & country itself!"

The post came just a few days after a criminal indictment was unsealed to reveal dozens of felony charges in relation to Trump's alleged willful and unauthorized retention of classified and defense-related documents as well as obstruction of justice and making false statements.

Special counsel, House committee, already investigating Biden

For what it is worth, a special counsel has already been appointed to investigate President Biden, at least in regard to his own unauthorized retention of classified documents scandal, according to a Politico report in January.

At that time, Attorney General Merrick Garland announced that he had named former U.S. Attorney Robert Hur, who had served in the Trump administration, to be a special counsel and take over the DOJ's nascent investigation of the sitting president.

Recall that it had just been revealed a few days prior to that announcement that Biden's personal attorneys had uncovered multiple classified documents in multiple unsecured locations, such as a former personal office space and the garage of his Delaware home, that dated back to his time as vice president and even in the Senate.

Of course, while former President Trump can at least make the plausible argument that he had the authority to declassify and retain the government documents that he kept from his presidency, Biden, as a mere vice president and senator, never had that authority when he kept documents that he was not authorized to retain following his service.

As for the "entire Biden crime family," the Republican-led House Oversight Committee has been diligently investigating their "domestic and international business dealings to determine whether these activities compromise U.S. national security and President Biden’s ability to lead with impartiality."

Already, the committee has uncovered evidence that supports allegations of corrupt influence-peddling and potential bribery, and the probe will undoubtedly continue -- and potentially lead to an eventual impeachment or even criminal referrals -- so long as Republicans remain in control of the House.

Indictment gives Trump boost in polling

Meanwhile, if Biden and the Democrats were hoping that the criminal indictment of former President Trump would halt his campaign to return to the White House in 2024, they appear to have been sorely mistaken, at least initially, according to a recent poll by CBS News/YouGov.

The pollsters found that, among likely GOP primary voters, 76% believe the Trump indictment was "politically motivated" and 61% said it wouldn't change their opinion about Trump at all -- in fact, 14% said the indictment had changed their opinion of Trump "for the better" -- while 80% said Trump should still be elected as president even if he is convicted.

Furthermore, Trump continued to dominate all other Republican candidates in that poll, with 61% saying they would vote for him right now while 75% said they were at the very least still considering him as their choice to be the party's nominee.

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