Former President Donald Trump has vowed not to cooperate with the DOJ’s special counsel, who has been tasked with overseeing multiple criminal probes into him.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump argued that the appointment of a special counsel three days after he announced his candidacy for President of the United States was politically motivated. He added, “I have been going through this for six years — for six years I have been going through this, and I am not going through it anymore. I hope the Republicans have the courage to fight this… I am not going to partake in it.”
Special Counsel Jack Smith (left)
Trump also suggested that the man appointed to oversee the probes, Special Counsel Jack Smith, had a bias and “hates Trump.” Special Counsel Jack Smith is a longtime prosecutor and a war crimes investigator. According to Attorney General Merrick Garland, the special counsel has been put in charge of investigations into the former Presidents actions on January 6th and an obstruction case pertaining to the Mar-a-Lago documents.