(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Justice Department Special Counsel Jack Smith, who is tasked with overseeing the two Department of Justice investigations into former President Donald Trump, received a “gift” through a recent court ruling about January 6 rioters according to Former Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrew Weissmann.
The Department of Justice is currently investigating two separate cases relating to former President Donald Trump. The first one relates to his efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election and his role in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack. The second one deals with the potential mishandling of classified documents by the former President which were retrieved from his Mar-a-Lago estate last month.
Trump has maintained that he is innocent and has claimed that these cases were a politically-motivated “witch hunt” which was looking to weaken his 2024 presidential bid.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe Monday morning, Weissmann noted that last Friday’s ruling by a federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., could prove to be beneficial for Smith. According to the ruling, those indicted in connection to the January 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection would be able to be charged with obstruction of an official proceeding before Congress.
There are hundreds of cases that could potentially be affected by this ruling as many of the protestors can be accused of deliberately trying to block the electoral college certification of the 2020 presidential race result which left Biden victorious. Weissmann argued that this case could be beneficial to Smith if he wants to build a solid case about obstruction charges against Trump.
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