On Tuesday, former President Donald Trump’s attorneys complained to Attorney General Merrick Garland about their client being treated unfairly in the Justice Department’s probes which are overseen by special counsel Jack Smith.
Garland appointed Smith as special counsel in November following Trump’s announcement that he would be running in the presidential election. He is currently overseeing both the investigation examining whether the classified documents found in Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate were mishandled, and the case relating to Trump’s role in trying to overturn the 2020 presidential election which resulted in the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol attack.
On Tuesday, attorneys John Rowley III and James Trusty sent a letter to Garland in which they stated that their client was being treated unfairly and that the investigations handled by the Department of Justice were launched “baselessly.” They further added that as Trump’s representatives in the two investigations handled by the Special Counsel’s Office, they were requesting a meeting to discuss the injustice that their client is currently facing because of the probe that Smith and his prosecutors are pursuing.
It is also stated in the letter that Trump’s investigations are unlike those that President Biden and his son Hunter Biden are facing, clearly implying that those investigations do have a base.
The Justice Department has not yet issued a response, nor have they made any comments regarding this case.