Trump rips highly partisan special counsel Jack Smith

2CK1WCF Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump appears at campaign rally in Grand Rapids, Michigan U.S. October 31 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

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President Donald Trump blasted newly appointed Special Counsel Jack Smith over the weekend for his record of affiliation with the Democrat Party and the partisan politics of the Justice Department.

Smith will oversee the investigation into the documents seized at Mar-a-Lago in August during the FBI’s raid of the president’s residence to determine whether Trump possessed and handled “classified” documents in a legally compliant manner. The special counsel will also examine whether the 45th president and his administration attempted to prevent a transition of power to the Biden administration.

On Sunday, President Trump shared a Fox News article to Truth Social that questioned Smith’s impartiality due to his involvement in the IRS scandal targeting conservative nonprofit organizations during the Obama administration. According to the Washington Examiner, Smith met with former IRS official Lois Lerner, with whom he reportedly discussed aggressive enforcement that would prevent conservative groups from engaging in politics.

In a separate post on Truth Social, Trump shared a video pointing out Smith’s history of affiliation with both the Democrat Party and the Department of Justice. In the caption, Trump referred to Smith as “A highly partisan Trump Hater!”

The 45th president is not the only Republican leader to question the political nature of Smith’s appointment as special counsel. Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, tweeted, “Jack Smith was looking for ways to prosecute the innocent Americans Lois Lerner targeted during the IRS scandal. And people think him serving as special counsel won’t be political?”

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., tweeted, “The Swamp continues their disgusting and corrupt behavior without any regard for ethics. The ‘Get Trump By Any Means’ investigations are a total waste of taxpayer money as they have been for the past six years.”

In a scathing rebuke of Jack Smith’s appointment, Trump labeled him as a “political hit man” who has been “totally compromised.” Trump warned that Smith should not be allowed “anywhere near” the politically motivated Justice Department. He described both the FBI and Justice Department as “WEAPONIZED & CORRUPT,” claiming the organizations are “stuffed” with “Radical Left ‘MONSTERS.'”

The 45th president also warned the special counsel’s probe will “cause difficulties for our Country the likes of which we have not seen before.”

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