(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – In a remarkable twist of fate, Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is prosecuting Donald Trump, has come under investigation himself.
Smith, the US Justice Department official spearheading the two federal indictments of Trump – over classified documents and the aftermath of the 2020 election – is now being investigated by the GOP-led House Judiciary Committee.
On Tuesday, House Republicans set off a probe over a meeting between Smith’s investigators and Biden administration officials weeks before the DOJ special counsel indicted Trump.
The House Oversight Committee, chaired by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), has sent letters to Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland and White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients, requesting that they produce all communications surrounding the meeting.
The Republican lawmakers are also asking for any communications between the White House and the DOJ concerning Jack Smith’s probes and indictments of Donald Trump.
In a third demand, the committee asked for relevant information on meetings involving Jay Bratt, a deputy for Smith.
The House GOP letters demand the requested materials by September 12. They contain no subpoena threats, but the committee could issue a subpoena anyway if the wanted records aren’t produced on time, The Washington Times notes in a report.
“This new information [about the meeting before Trump was indicted] raises serious concerns regarding the potential for a coordinated effort between the Department and the White House to investigate and prosecute President Biden‘s political opponents,” Committee Chairman Jim Jordan wrote in the letters.
The White House hasn’t commented on the House Judiciary letter.
“[Special Counsel Smith’s office] will decline to comment on case-related interviews at this time,” his spokesman Peter Carr told the news outlet.
The report quotes White House visitor logs revealing that Jay Bratt, a DOJ employee described as a top aide to Smith, and FBI agent Danielle Ray from the Washington, DC, field office met on March 31, 2023, with Caroline Saba, deputy chief of staff for the White House counsel’s office.
Several weeks later, in early July, Smith indicted the 45th president of the United States on charges of alleged classified document mishandling.
Besides the March meeting, Bratt also met with Saba in November 2021. Saba has since quit the White House to go to law school.
In September 2021, Bratt also met at the White House with Katherine Reily, a chief of staff’s office advisor.
“These facts reinforce the serious concerns that Mr. Smith is not running an impartial and unprejudiced investigation and prosecution,” Rep. Jordan concludes in the letters.