Jack Smith Hires ‘War Crimes Prosecutor’ For Trump

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The Department of Justice’s special counsel, Jack Smith, has quietly added a new member to his team in his ongoing efforts related to former President Donald Trump. This addition is notable as the newcomer, war crimes prosecutor Alex Whiting, has a history as an anti-Trumper.

Smith and Whiting have previously collaborated, working together on prosecuting crimes against humanity at the Hague during the late 1990s.

Whiting brings a wealth of experience, having served as a prosecutor with the International Criminal Court and the DOJ in Boston, specializing in organized crime. He was also appointed by then-Dean Elena Kagan to teach at Harvard Law School, with Kagan now serving on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Smith has not disclosed the specific role Whiting will play on his prosecutorial team, and Whiting has remained silent regarding his appointment.

Whiting’s partisan leanings are evident, as he has written articles and given interviews in support of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump campaign, asserting that Mueller had incriminating evidence against Trump. However, recent events have shown that Mueller’s investigation did not yield significant findings.

Furthermore, Whiting is a known Democratic donor, with records from Open Secrets indicating substantial contributions to Democrats over the years, including prominent figures like Elizabeth Warren and Barack Obama.

Smith’s decision to bring Whiting into his team does little to dispel concerns about impartiality in his pursuit of Trump-related matters. This development comes on the heels of a setback in Smith’s case related to the events of January 6, where a three-judge panel in Washington, D.C., ruled against the special counsel’s access to phone records belonging to Rep. Scott Perry, a Trump ally.

The ruling was Smith’s third strike in his cases against the former president.

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