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Trump, Fresh Off 2024 Announcement, Rips Into AG For Naming Special Counsel To Oversee Probes

    On Friday, former President Donald Trump, who announced this past Tuesday that he would be running for office again in 2024, took an opportunity to put Attorney General Merrick Garland on blast for picking out a special counsel to oversee the multiple investigations the Justice Department has against him, stating that he would not participate in what he referred to as a prolonged partisan attack.

    “I have been going through this for six years — for six years I have been going through this, and I am not going to go through it anymore,” Trump went on to say during an interview. “And I hope the Republicans have the courage to fight this” when they take majority control of the House of Representatives for the next term.

    “I have been proven innocent for six years on everything — from fake impeachments to [former special counsel Robert] Mueller who found no collusion, and now I have to do it more?” Trump continued. “It is not acceptable. It is so unfair. It is so political.”

    He then went on to deliver a scathing rebuke of Garland’s actions saying, “I am not going to partake in it. I’m not going to partake in this.”

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    Trump announced his 2024 campaign to recapture the White House on Tuesday. He appeared to suggest the timing of this further escalation was no accident.

    “I have never heard of such a thing,” the former president proclaimed. “I announce, and then they appoint a special prosecutor,” he added. “They found nothing, and now they take some guy who hates Trump. This is a disgrace and only happening because I am leading in every poll in both parties.”

    The president then said that the move was “the worst politicization of justice in our country.”

    On Friday, Garland made a statement saying,  “Based on recent developments, including the former President’s announcement that he is a candidate for President in the next election, and the sitting President’s stated intention to be a candidate as well, I have concluded that it is in the public interest to appoint a special counsel. Such an appointment underscores the Department’s commitment to both independence and accountability in particularly sensitive matters. It also allows prosecutors and agents to continue their work expeditiously, and to make decisions indisputably guided only by the facts and the law.”

    Special counsel Jack Smith has resigned as the chief prosecutor for the special court in the Hague charged with investigating and adjudicating war crimes in Kosovo.

    On the heels of his appointment, Smith released a statement: “I intend to conduct the assigned investigations, and any prosecutions that may result from them, independently and in the best traditions of the Department of Justice. The pace of the investigations will not pause or flag under my watch. I will exercise independent judgment and will move the investigations forward expeditiously and thoroughly to whatever outcome the facts and the law dictate.”

    Trump then took a swipe at President Joe Biden’s infamous son, Hunter Biden, who has had allegations leveled at him for selling political access to his famous pops to help him further his own foreign business interests.

    “Hunter Biden is a criminal many times over and nothing happens to him,” Trump pointed out. “Joe Biden is a criminal many times over — and nothing happens to them.”

    He’s right about the Bidens. We have so much evidence from Hunter’s laptop that indicates these two were involved in a scheme to make money off of Joe Biden’s political power and influence, yet nothing up to this point has been done to make either one of them answer for it.

    Let’s hope now that the GOP has control of the House, that will change.