The former president faces multiple probes, but attorney Glenn Kirshner says one in particular "poses an ongoing threat to our nation's security."
Smith has been appointed to consider whether to bring criminal charges against former President Donald Trump.
The purpose of a special prosecutor is to avoid both the reality and perception of political bias that is inherent in an attorney general investigating his boss's potential political opponent.
Newly appointed special prosecutor Jack Smith will weigh whether to bring criminal charges against the former president.
The ex-president says he will refuse to "partake" in Special Counsel Jack Smith's investigations. Legal scholar Laurence Tribe called the remarks "ludicrous."
Another special counsel will investigate possible crimes committed by Donald Trump.
The veteran prosecutor has been praised by colleagues for being "apolitical" and a "stellar selection" for the special counsel role.
With all the resources at their disposal, John Durham and his team should know the truth by now. We the People deserve to know the truth, too.
The former Army prosecutor said there is "overwhelming evidence" to hold Trump accountable.
The Trump ally said that the special counsel's recent court motion against a former Clinton lawyer means his conviction in the Russia probe was a "fraud."
Trump is calling the situation "worse than Watergate" but a former federal prosecutor told Newsweek that "no one's going to be going after Hillary Clinton."
The December 2020 draft of the executive order called for a special counsel to investigate discredited claims of election fraud.
Prosecuting Donald Trump for violating federal law is the job of the Justice Department and appointing a special counsel would be the best way of getting it done.
The Republican senator described the SolarWinds cyberattack—which Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and top GOP lawmakers blame Russia for—as "extraordinary." The president has downplayed it.
The president-elect said he isn't concerned about the accusations against his son, in part because he believes they're being used to get to him.
"Who isn't disappointed? Joe Biden lied on the debate stage, he said 'there's nothing happening' and Barr should have stepped up," the president told Fox News host Brian Kilmeade.
Colorado's Ken Buck says America can't "move forward" with a Joe Biden presidency unless the DOJ appoints a special counsel to investigate Hunter Biden's laptop—that is, Buck claims, if Biden even won.
Kevin Clinesmith, who worked as a lawyer with the FBI for four years, is the first person to be charged in the Justice Department's review of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's 2017 investigation.
The Office of Special Counsel says it has "reasonable grounds to believe" that Dr. Rick Bright was fired for publicly questioning Trump's advocacy of thydroxychloroquine as a coronavirus treatment.
"I have been deeply disappointed by what I've seen," Chuck Rosenberg said.
Lewandowski again acknowledged that he never read the Mueller report but said he understood its conclusions.
"Look, I've seen people with onset dementia, I'm not going to mock this man. He obviously shouldn't have been there."
"In a perfect example of the Fox-Trump feedback loop, it turns out that many of the GOP questions yesterday came straight from Sean Hannity," John Avlon said.
"So, Republicans, yes, please celebrate what a great day it was for you and Vladimir Putin," Joe Scarborough said.
"He has seemed very uncertain with his brief," Chris Wallace said. "He doesn't know – seem to know things that are in the report."
"Mueller has enormous power here to move the perception of Americans," Carl Bernstein said.
Putin said it was "not possible" for Mueller to find evidence of collusion "because it simply did not exist."
Kellyanne Conway violated the Hatch Act more than a dozen times, the Office of the Special Counsel noted. There were just two violations during the eight years of the Obama administration.
"There's absolutely no doubt that the Russians were interfering with the election for the purpose of helping the Trump campaign," Andrew McCabe said.