Posted BY: Bill | NwoReport

Attorney General Merrick Garland is appointing a Special Counsel to investigate the former president and 2024 presidential candidate Donald Trump.

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“The special counsel will assess whether criminal charges are merited in connection with the handling of classified documents at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida and oversee key aspects of the sprawling Justice Department investigation into efforts by Mr. Trump and his allies to overturn his 2020 election loss,” The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a senior Justice Department official.

“A formal announcement, which is expected by Friday afternoon, would come three days after Mr. Trump announced another bid for the presidency and would mark the naming of the third independent prosecutor in five years to examine issues involving Mr. Trump,” the report continued. “The move reflects the sensitivity of Mr. Garland overseeing any investigation into Mr. Trump now that he is a declared presidential candidate. President Biden, who has said he intends to run for re-election in 2024, nominated Mr. Garland to head the Justice Department in part for the former judge’s promise to insulate the agency from political influence.”

However, as the Wall Street Journal points out, the appointment of a Special Counsel does not remove the appearance of impropriety.

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