(HorizonPost.com) – Recent news was revealed via a leak that Jack Smith, the special counsel appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland to oversee the investigation into Donald Trump’s handling of classified information and his role in the riots on January 6th, was looking into Trump’s fundraising practices while he was in office, according to National File. The leak of important information to the media is reportedly a breach of ethics and is illegal.
But Jack Smith prompted many to speculate on his qualifications to oversee the investigation. Congressmen were questioning whether Smith had a conflict of interest when Republican Rep. Andrew Clyde noted that his wife, Katy Chevigny, had donated to Joe Biden’s campaign in 2020 and produced Michelle Obama’s documentary, “Becoming.”
Smith’s name is also causing some doubt. Trump recently took to his social media company Truth Social to ask what the counsel’s legal name used to be. He then said that Smith had leaked information to the Washington Post, citing the illegality of such an act. The former president has been the subject of several investigations and he points out the hypocrisy of the Justice Department not investigating Biden for the “1,850 boxes secretly stored in Delaware” that he refuses to give up.
Former Vice President Mike Pence was also subpoenaed by Smith regarding Trump’s role in the alleged “insurrection” on January 6. But the speech and debate clause found in the Constitution will reportedly protect Pence from discussing certain aspects of that day. Though Pence’s team is not expected to contest the subpoena, Trump’s team might while asserting executive privilege.
Pence was also found to be in possession of classified material, according to American Pigeon. After classified documents were found at the homes of both Trump and Biden, Pence reportedly asked his attorneys to conduct a search of his residence.
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