Attorney General Merrick Garland names special counsel in Justice Dept.'s Trump probes
Category: News & PoliticsVia: hallux • 2 weeks ago • 8 comments
By: Ken Dilanian and Ryan J. Reilly - NBC
WASHINGTON — Former President Donald Trump will be the subject of a second special counsel investigation, this one focused on his handling of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home and "key aspects" of the investigation into his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol , a senior Justice Department official told NBC News on Friday.
Attorney General Merrick Garland is expected to make the announcement at a news conference on Friday afternoon at Justice Department headquarters. The news was first reported by the Wall Street Journal .
Trump announced his 2024 presidential campaign earlier this week. Given that Garland was appointed by President Joe Biden, naming a special counsel would give Garland more distance from the investigation into Trump, who could be Biden's rival if the president decides to run for reelection.