Merrick Garland Will Appoint Special Counsel to Look into Trump but Not Hunter Biden

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland will appoint a special counsel to determine whether President Donald Trump should face criminal charges, according to a new report.

However, Garland is reportedly refusing to appoint a special counsel to look into the case of Democrat President Joe Biden’s son Hunter.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is investigating Trump for taking documents to Mar-a-Lago.

According to a Friday report from The Wall Street Journal, the DOJ is now appointing another special counsel to look into Trump.

The move comes just three days after Trump announced he is running for president in 2024.

Trump reportedly kept documents that were personal to him regarding his time in the White House, not for any nefarious purposes.

Among the documents, for example, were letters that Kim Jong-un wrote to Trump after the 45th president made history by crossing the border into North Korea to negotiate peace in the Korean Peninsula.

According to The Wall Street Journal:

Attorney General Merrick Garland will appoint a special counsel to determine whether former President Donald Trump should face charges stemming from Justice Department probes, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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 exact scope of the special counsel’s remit and who it would be couldn’t be determined.

According to CNN:

Attorney General Merrick Garland plans to announce Friday that he has appointed a special counsel to oversee investigations into the retention of national defense information at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and key aspects of the criminal investigation into January 6, 2021, according to a senior Justice Department official.

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…Justice Department officials have been debating for weeks whether to appoint a special counsel, CNN previously reported.

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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