Who Is Jack Smith, the Newly Appointed Special Counsel in the Trump Investigations?
When former US Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald announced earlier this month that he would not be running for re-election, a handful of news organizations and their websites were quick to trumpet his “success” in overseeing the Robert Mueller investigation into President Donald Trump’s ties to Russia. Others, though, were quick to question Fitzgerald’s “success” by pointing out that the Mueller inquiry never even met its stated goals, and by saying that he may have just been setting up for a future career run by a new special counsel.
Well, now it looks like Fitzgerald and his former boss, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid, may have been right about all the stuff that they said.
Earlier this month, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell fired Patrick J. Fitzgerald as the US Attorney for the District of Columbia after he refused to let the Senate Intelligence Committee interview Comey. Just minutes before, Chairman Richard Burr indicated that the committee will hold a vote in its soon to be released Mueller report with two Democrat senators seeking to delay the report’s release until after the election, which he termed “purely a political stunt.”
Now, we also know that Harry Reid may have made his first error of judgment in the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. As one of Kavanaugh’s defenders said on the Senate floor, “The Democrats have lost the Supreme Court nomination.”
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Now, we have learned that President Trump has named former US Attorney Joseph I. “Jodie” A. “Jack” Smith, whom we reported on today, to be special counsel, which means that the White House is going to have to find a new US Attorney for the D.C. area, because the current US Attorney, Chris W. Bond, is stepping down from the post he has held since 2011.
Before we learn more about the appointment to the role of special counsel, let’