What Trump’s Letter To Merrick Garland Really Means

Trump’s attorneys struck a very different tone in the letter requesting a meeting with Attorney General Merrick Garland. The change in tone suggests that a Jack Smith indictment is imminent.

Trump’s letter, which he posted on Truth Social:

According to a letter he posted on Truth Social, Trump attorneys John Rowley & James Trusty have written to Attorney General Garland requesting a meeting “as soon as possible to address the ongoing injustices perpetrated by your Special Counsel and… pic.twitter.com/dWMxLIKTg4

— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) May 24, 2023

Part of the letter read, “Unlike President Biden, his son Hunter, and the Biden family, President Trump has been treated unfairly…. No president of the United States has ever, in the history of our country, been so baselessly investigated in such outrageous ways and unlawful fashions.”

The letter was a publicity stunt. Attorney General Garland will not be meeting with the former president’s lawyers because doing so would weaken Special Counsel Jack Smith. Meeting Trump’s team will also give Donald Trump what he wants most. Trump has spent months trying to link the classified documents investigation to President Biden and his administration.

The appointment of special counsel is designed to remove conflicts of interest from investigations.

Trump needs a perception of political motivation to discredit the charges that are likely to fall on him.

The letter would not have been sent if the former president and his attorneys had not thought that Jack Smith was preparing to indict the former president immediately.

The Justice Department has long said it is trying to complete its classified documents investigation and 1/6 probe before the 2024 presidential election campaign begins.

The Republican Party’s first major presidential debate is in August, which means that federal criminal charges against Donald Trump are imminent.

Jason is the managing editor. He is also the White House Press Pool and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor of Political Science degree. His postgraduate work focuses on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.

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